smart card PIN (Credential) delegation accross the processes (non

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Amit Goel [SafeNet Inc], Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Hi,

    Is there any way or setting(s) to delegate(s) the Smart card credentials
    (smart card pin) across the processes on local machine?

    The scenario is,
    1. User inserts a smart card for windows logon. Press Ctrl + Alt+Del
    2. Select certificate tile.
    3. User enter the pin and successfully gets log-in by using smart card

    Case 1:
    4. User opens IE to open a ssl site.
    5. IE will prompts for dialogue to enter the smart card pin
    6. Gets authenticate. User now can use SSL site.

    4. Open Outlook
    5. User wants to sign an email. Outlook will prompt for smart pin dialouge.
    6. User enters the correct smart pin and successfully sign the mail.

    Is there any setting to use the first enter smart card pin (i.e. at the time
    of Windows logon) will be used by all the other processes (IE or Outlook or
    any other process)?

    Note: Microsoft smart card BaseCSP is used for Smart Card Operation. BaseCSP
    maintains per process base Smart Card PIN cache.

    Amit Goel
    SafeNet Inc.
    Amit Goel [SafeNet Inc], Feb 24, 2009
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