Using smart card login

When a user inserts a smart card into the card reader attached to a Mac computer that is waiting for login, the login screen is replaced by a smart card enabled login screen.

To log in with a smart card:

  1. Insert the smart card into the smart card reader.

    A login screen displays, prompting you to enter your PIN.

  2. If the "Configure mobile account creation" group policy is enabled, you are prompted to create a mobile account.

    If the Bypass the SecureToken dialog is not enabled, after creating the mobile account, you are prompted to authenticate the SecureToken.

  3. The system will then prompt you to set a password for Keychain.

    The password can be the same as or different than your Active Directory password. For security reasons, the password here should not be the same as your smart card PIN.