Talk:Common Access Card

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Latest comment: 1 June 2020 by Arch-Graham in topic coolkey

Smartcard information

It seems likely, since CACs are a subset of smartcards, they should be a subsection of a smartcard page. Providing more than just CAC information to that page as a subset would probably require more smartcard users (outside CAC) to flesh out other "types" :) --Enckse (talk) 21:04, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

pcsc-tools information

The information around pcsc-tools can be used for more than just CAC cards (hence having a page about smartcards, maybe). It would be useful to list a set of debugging steps or flow for figuring out problems using such tools. --Enckse (talk) 21:06, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

supported readers

The CCID and/or pcsc projects contain information about supported readers. It seems likely, when reading this page, if something is in pcsc/ccid as supported and does not work it should be documented AND if something is in pcsc/ccid as not supported(missing) and does work - that should be documented. Calling out a subset because users have used them is going to make it hard to determine what is or isn't supported --Enckse (talk) 21:20, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

created a smart card reader specific page --nTia89 (talk) 17:54, 5 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I was unable to login into the VA VPN gateway using (received several errors regarding ssl errors), but when I switched to coolkey it resolved my issues. Please see —This unsigned comment is by Ardy (talk) 15:52, 22 February 2020 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!Reply[reply]

This is correct. Install coolkey from the AUR and use in /usr/lib/pcks11 rather than It resolves issues with many DoD sites. —This unsigned comment is by Arch-Graham (talk) 03:25, 1 June 2020 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!Reply[reply]