Physical Authentication Tokens

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Fri Jul 25 13:41:53 UTC 2008

Bjoern Schiessle wrote, On 07/24/2008 07:37 PM:
> Alan Cox <alan at> writes:
>> If you are prepared to hack PAM modules then you can write your own for
>> whatever toys you like playing with (be that RFID, smart cards or even
>> stuff like querying a password on a mobile phone via a java applet on the
>> phone and bluetooth)
> BTW for smart cards a pam module already exists it's called pam-poldi.
> Best wishes,
> Björn

or if the (java) smart card has an applet on it that coolkeys[1], muscle[2] or 
opensc[3] convert to pkcs11, you could use the pam-pkcs11 module.

Note: All of the host side software (pcsc-lite, libcoolkeypk11, and openct) 
are available in the yum repositories.

Jay would be interested in :
as that would let him put his own applet on a blank card.
(note the host side of coolkey needs pcsc-lite[2] or openct[from 3] to read 
the card on the reader.)

MCardApplet is an applet you can load on your own card


Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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