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KB-3147: How to manage smart cards on OS X without using group policy

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:09 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X


Is it possible to enable and manage smart card support on Mac OS X without using group policy? 

i.e. Can use of smart cards and screen lock when the card is removed be managed manually per agent? 


Partially - Smart card support can be enabled without group policy by using the Centrify Smart Card Assistant (located under System Preferences > Centrify). 










Smart card support can also be enabled by using the following parameter within the Centrify configuration file (/etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf

mac.smartcard.login.force: true

Other smart card options like "Lock Smart Card Screen" will require installation of the Centrify DirectManage console and Group Policy Management Extensions. There are currently no corresponding settings available from within the Centrify configuration file.

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