[Tokend-Dev] [SmartcardServices-Users] BETA Tokend available: CAC-NG (Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.6+)

Paul Kwan paul.kwan at centrify.com
Wed Dec 2 10:39:34 PST 2009

Hi Shawn,

    This is great! I would like to check this out. Can you tell me where and
how can I order/get some CAC-NG smart cards to test this? Thanks for your


On 12/2/09 [Dec 2] 10:11 AM, "Shawn A. Geddis" <geddis at apple.com> wrote:

> SmartCardServices - "CAC-NG" Tokend
> The SmartCardServices Project Team is pleased to provide access to the*BETA*
> for CAC Next Generation (a.k.a. CAC-NG) Tokend support for Mac OS X 10.5
> "Leopard".   Support for Snow Leopard is forth coming, but you can proceed to
> test with your Mac OS X 10.5.6+ machines with this installation.
> Background
> CAC-NG Smart Cards
> The following is an excerpt taken directly from the "DoD Implementation Guide
> for CAC Next Generation (NG), v2.5, November 2006".
>> The DoD CAC Environment
>> The PIV transitional, as defined in SP 800-73, is added to the existing CAC
>> v2 card as an additional data model in conjunction with other evolutions such
>> as the purse and access control. This CAC with PIV is called the CAC Next
>> Generation (NG). The CAC NG is the first and most significant step towards
>> the PIV end point solution.
>> The PIV solution is implemented on the DoD CAC NG, but is largely separate
>> and distinct from the DoD multi-application CAC. It will evolve at its own
>> pace but in the same environment.
>> The purpose and function of the CAC NG is much broader than the focused
>> interoperability function of the PIV. In 1999, Congress directed the
>> Secretary of Defense to implement smart card technology within the DoD with
>> the objective of increasing efficiency, security, and readiness. The result
>> has been the creation of the CAC. The baseline functionality of the CAC is to
>> (1) provide for logical access to computer systems, (2) provide personnel
>> identification, (3) enable physical access to buildings, and (4) PKI for
>> signing, encryption, and non-repudiation. The CAC is the standard
>> identification card for active duty military personnel, Selected Reservists,
>> DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel.
>> The CAC NG is a multi-application smart card. It serves as a token for PK
>> identity, email, and encryption certificates. Additionally, it contains a
>> linear barcode, two-dimensional barcode, magnetic stripe, color digital
>> photograph, and printed text.
> Installer
>  http://smartcardservices.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/installers
> Installation
> Smart Card Tokend Installation
> * CAC-NG 
> /System/Library/Security/tokend/CACNG.tokend
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> Security Consulting Engineer
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