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Andrew
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      04-28-2008
Is there a way to use a flash drive in place of a smart card for a logon
requirement?
 
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Anthony [MVP]
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      04-28-2008
You can use a USB drive that also contains the chip required for smart card
logon, for example this one: http://www.gemalto.com/enterprise/SEG.html
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Steve Riley [MSFT]
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      04-30-2008
Remember that a smartcard is a container for an X.509 digital certificate.
It's the identity claim in the certificate, and the associated private key
stored on the smart card, that are used for authentication.

I don't know of any products that store X.509 certificates on USB drives.
Perhaps http://www.gemalto.com/products/usb_shell_token_v2/ would work for
you, though.

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      05-09-2008
But you cannot use external storage of certificates other that smart cards.

That makes sense, considering the main objective of using smart card is
portection of the private key. And you can copy anything from a
general-purpose device and file system, defeating the purpose of smart card
logon - binding logon credential to single physical device.

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