KDE and smartcard support

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Wed May 23 16:27:56 BST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 09:14:50AM -0600, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 May 2007, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> > 2. Introduce KDE dialogs for "token prompt" and "passphrase prompt"
> > to be used as callbacks of CRYPTO, when token is needed or when
> > passphrase is needed (software and hardware).
> we already have the passphrase prompt: KPasswordDialog. this could be
> extended to also be a token prompt (by which i suppose you mean things
> like "swipe your smartcard")
fwiw, this closely relates to kdm's/kdesktop_lock's greeter plugins.

> > 5. Write kdm greeter that uses CRYPTO and handle smartcard logon, this
> > is optional dynamic loaded component.
> would this be better served as a PAM module? (just thinking out loud here)
yes. related reports are

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