Enabling support for multi-user smart cards

If you plan to use multi-user smart cards on a Red Hat Linux computer in your domain, you must set the smartcard.name.mapping parameter to true in the Centrify configuration file for that computer by completing the following the procedure. If your environment exclusively uses single-user smart cards, you can skip this section.

Note:   Setting the configuration parameter with this procedure has no effect on single-user smart cards. There is no conflict with using single-user and multi-user on the same computer. However, if a Red Hat Linux computer is accessed through a multi-user card, you must set the configuration parameter by using this procedure.

To enable support for multi-user smart cards

  1. On the Red Hat Linux computer, open the Centrify configuration file in a text editor, /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf, with a text editor.
  2. Type the following:

    smartcard.name.mapping: true

    By default, this parameter is set to false and the configuration file should have a commented line showing this setting. So, alternately, you can find this parameter in the file, remove the comment, and change the value to true.

  3. Save and close the file.