Microsoft Smart Card Reader Software

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Pairing Process

The operating system follows these steps to pair a smart card with an already installed minidriver:

  • Get the ATR from the smart card.

  • Iterate through entries in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftCryptographyCalaisSmartCards registry key and do the following:

    • Apply ATRMask subkey value that is stored in the registry to the ATR that was acquired from the smart card.
    • Compare the masked ATR value to the ATR subkey value that is stored in the registry.
    • If the two ATR values match, stop processing and pair the corresponding minidriver with the smart card.

Smart card ATR and ATRMask values must be carefully chosen to avoid the erroneous pairing of a minidriver with a smart card. The smart card ATR value that is stored in the registry should be the expected value after the ATRMask has been applied to an ATR read from a smart card. Otherwise, the masked ATR values from the card and the registry do not match and the pairing fails.

Beginning with Windows 7, the first time a smart card is inserted into a card reader triggers Plug and Play events that result in a search for an appropriate minidriver on the Windows Update site. The device ID that Windows generates to locate the driver on Windows Update depends upon the following factors:

  • Historical bytes from the ATR. For more information about ATR historical bytes, see section 8 of the ISO/IEC 7816-4:2005(E) standard.
  • Presence of the Microsoft Plug and Play AID application with a list of GUIDS in tag 0x7F68.
  • Presence of a PIV application on the card which will be paired with an inbox driver.
  • Presence of a GIDS (Generic Identity Device Specification) application with Microsoft Generic Profile on the card which will be paired with an inbox driver.

For more detailed information on the smart card discovery process for Plug and Play and Winscard, see Smart Card Discovery Process. These processes result in the generation of a unique device ID for the smart card.

Note To determine the device ID that Windows generates for a smart card, the recommended approach is to insert the smart card in a smart card reader that is attached to a computer that is running Windows 7 or later versions of Windows. The device ID can then be found by looking at the “Hardware Ids” property of the smart card device in Device Manager.

Sample INF for x86 and amd64

The following is a sample INF file for smart card installation in Windows 8 and earlier versions of Windows. This INF file is decorated for installation in X86 and AMD64 CPU platforms.

Note To avoid problems with deployments, it is strongly advised to test your driver package on clean installations of all targeted operating systems prior to submitting the driver package to Winqual.

The following are required for this type of INF file:

  • The hardware ID that is specified by the %FabrikamCardDeviceName% string must either be the ATR historical bytes of the device or the decoded value of the device’s smart card framework identifier. For more information about this identifier, see the “Windows Smart Card Framework Card Identifier” section in Smart Card Discovery Process.
  • The DefaultInstall section is mandatory in INF files for smart card minidriver packages.

Installation Steps

Step 1: Obtain a CAC Reader
Step 2:CAC Reader driver
Step 3:DoD Certificates
Step 4:ActivClient
Step 4a:Update ActivClient
Step5: IE adjustments
Log into the Air Force Portal with your CAC now to test
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Proceed ONLY if you need the ability to complete forms
Step 6:Sign PDF forms

The Air Force download sites below require you to login with your CAC

Windows 10 users click here for information on how to use your CAC on your computer.

DO NOT follow instructions below

Windows 8.1 users click here for information on how to use your CAC on your computer.

DO NOT follow instructions below

Windows users can download ActivID 7.2 from:

They also recommend Trusted End Node Security (TENS) formerly known as Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)

Personnel who utilize VMware Horizon need to update their client

Here is the link:

NOTE: For Macs running Mac OS 10.15.6, once you've installed the above VMware Horizon program, you will need to make a slight adjustment. In the top bar select the program name, Preferences, Security, and select a button that states: 'Do not verify identities.'

Macs can try this to read encrypted emails: https://github.com/af-vcd/mrs-smime

WINDOWS 10 & 8.1 USERS:

Microsoft smart card reader softwareIf your CAC is a 'GEMALTO TOP DL GX4 144,' 'GEMALTO DLGX4-A 144,' 'GEMALTO DLGX4 128Kv2,' 'Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual,' 'Oberthur ID One v5.5a D,' 'G&D FIPS 201 SCE 3.2,' or 'G+D FIPS 201 SCE 7.0' you 'may' be able to use your CAC without needing to install ActivClient.

Read more about the older CACs and how to replace them

Here are more options for you (if the above didn't work)

ACTIVCLIENT INSTALLATION PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Air Force users, download Lotus forms from:

Download 'AFDPO Releases Updated IBM Lotus Viewer_DSign_3.5.1.333.exe' under Software link

OTHER AIR FORCE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS:

Problem 1: Receiving 'Your CA was not recognized. You should contact your CSA/LAN support team for assistance with DoD certs on this computer. You can install the latest DoD certs from...' error message when attempting to access the AF Portal

Information:The Cross Cert remover tool removes certificates which cause the cross-certificate chaining issue from Microsoft Local Computer and User Certificate stores. This will prevent your certificate from appearing to be issued by roots other than DoD Root CA 2 and being denied access to DoD websites. Some computers may have the Federal Bridge Certificate Authority's DoD Root CA 2 certificate installed. This conflicts with the DoD's DoD Root CA 2. You must remove the DoD Root CA 2 signed by the DoD Intermediate Root CA 1 in order to use the AF Portal with your CAC.

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Cure 1-1: Follow the guidance in this PDF, slide 15 has download links for the Cross Cert remover tool.

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Cure 1-2: If [after following guidance above] you're still having problems, go from this direct link: https://www.my.af.mil

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Problem 2: Air Force users receiving 'There was a problem with this browser accessing your CAC for authentication. You may have pressed 'cancel' button in your browser's certificate selection prompt. If you are trying to authenticate with your CAC, please clear your SSL sessions. In IE go to the Tools-Internet options. Select the content tab and press the 'Clear SSL State button.' If this does not work or you are unable to complete this close all open browser windows and try again.

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Cure 2-1: Verify your clock settings on your computer. One person's battery had died, and his clock was set for November 2011, when it was actually August 2012.

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Problem 3: Air Force users seeing strange error message when using Outlook Web Access 2003 with Internet Explorer 10 or 11

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Cure 3-1: See here for solution.

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Problem 4: Air Force users with OS X 10.9.x Mavericks and newer having problems accessing https://leave.af.mil or https://www.my.af.mil/leavewebprod/login follow same guidance as DTS users via the DTS page.

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Problem 5: Air Force webmail constantly getting the message The page cannot be displayed

Cure 5-1: Follow this guide to find out how to add https://*.mail.us.af.mil to your trusted sites

INFORMATION FOR APPLE MAC USERS ONLY

NOTE: In order to access some of the Air Force CAC-enabled websites, you must CANCEL when it first asks for your PIN. After canceling, then choose your certificate, it will give you a second opportunity to enter your PIN. NOW enter your PIN.

Information for Air Force personnel using Apple Computers: AROWS will not continue to the login page if it identifies your browser as non-compatible. This is easily fixed by having Safari report it 'is' IE. Go to Safari->Preferences ->Advanced and ensure the 'Show develop menu' check box is ticked. Now when you open NROWS and it gives the browser error, go to the Develop menu in the menu bar and select User Agent->Internet Explorer (any version 6.0 or greater) The 'Unsupported' page will refresh, Now paste the URL below back into the web browser again, you should be back at the login screen. This should work from the air Force Portal, or directly at the URL: https://arowsr.afrc.af.mil/arows-r

Try using User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

You can try this as well for AROWS, but, you'll need Google Chrome:

NROWS sets some narrow parameters when it comes to User Agent identification. Thursby software has figured this out. You'll need to build an AppleScript and use Google Chrome as your browser:
The first step is to build the AppleScript.

  1. Open Utilities > AppleScript Editor.
  2. Paste the code from below.
  3. Choose File > Save As…
  4. Select File Format: Application.
  5. Give the item a name and save.
  6. Then run the app.

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Code:

set myURL to 'https://arowsr.afrc.af.mil/arows-r'

Microsoft Smart Card Reader Software Windows 7


tell application 'System Events'
set processList to name of every process
end tell
if processList contains 'Google Chrome' then
beep
set theReturnedItems to (display dialog 'Google Chrome is already running.' & return & 'Would you like to quit and relaunch it?' default button 'Cancel')
set theButtonName to the button returned of theReturnedItems
-- If user clicks 'Cancel', this part of the script is never executed.
end if
-- This gets the path to Google Chrome. Unfortunately, it also launches the app.
set myGoogleChromePath to POSIX path of (path to application 'Google Chrome')
tell application 'Google Chrome' to quit
delay 1
set myCommand to 'open ' & quoted form of (myGoogleChromePath)
set myAgent to '--args -user-agent='Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; pl-PL; rv:2.0) Gecko/20110307 Firefox/4.0'
set myscript to myCommand & ' ' & myAgent & ' ' & myURL
do shell script myscript

Microsoft Smart Card Reader Software Mac

Safari keeps crashing

An Air Force person emailed this fix to me: He would load his OWA, and the window would only stay open for about 10-20 seconds before OWA tried to open a calendar popup reminder. This popup would crash his Safari window, leading him to a frustrating 'Safari quite unexpectedly' error message. He could access other CAC websites like Air Force Portal, DTS, Leaveweb, and ADLS. He found a workaround while searching through Thursby forum that had the idea of going to Options, Accessibility, selecting Use the blind and low vision experience. This disabled the annoying calendar popup, now his OWA window no longer crashes Safari. He mentioned the visual experience is more basic now, but at least he can access his email.

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