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Remote Access: Enabling Smart Card Authentication

Working with Smart Card Redirection

On FIPS 201 compliant sites, Goverlan Reach Remote Control allows users to supply smart card credentials to authenticate on remote systems. In order to redirect a local smart card to a remote machine, the Goverlan Smart Card Reader Driver must be installed on a remote computer.

The Goverlan Smart Card Reader Driver

The Goverlan Smart Card Reader Driver is required to redirect any cards to the remote system. The driver is fully WHQL compliant and can be installed silently.

Using the Goverlan Smart Card Reader redirection

Goverlan Reach RC automatically detects any local smart card readers on the operator’s system and automatically prompts you to enable Smart Card redirection. Once this detection is complete Goverlan will ask the operator to select the local smart card reader to redirect.

Once the reader is detected:

http://assets.goverlan.com/userguide_img/images/single%20reader.png

If more than one reader is detected they will be displayed as follows. Each identity on the card will also be displayed:

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Redirection Prompt Behavior

Use the Goverlan Settings screen to set one of the following options for Smart Card Redirection prompting.

  • Enable Smart Card Redirection – Enable this setting to get the Smart Card redirection prompt.
    • Automatically redirect my smart card reader– This setting will automatically redirect the smart card reader with no prompt.
    • Prompt me to redirect if a reader is detected– This setting will prompt the Goverlan operator to choose which local reader to redirect.
  • Automatically Install / Update the Goverlan SC Driver – This setting will automatically install the redirection driver on the target system.

Smart Card Redirection Activity Indicator

The Activity Indicator will be displayed once redirection is active. The activity indicator will flash when smart card data is being transferred between the remote system and Goverlan Reach RC.

With no activity. http://assets.goverlan.com/userguide_img/images/sc%20activity%20indic%20no%20activ.png

With activity. http://assets.goverlan.com/userguide_img/images/sc%20activity%20indic.png

Simulate Smart Card Reinsert.

Click the Activity Indicator to reveal the Smart Card Reinsert control. Selecting this will initiate a smart card reinsert command on the remote system.

http://assets.goverlan.com/userguide_img/images/sc%20re-insert.png

Updated on June 19, 2019

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