Advanced smart card options
Smart card configuration settings
You can view and edit specific smart card configuration settings and logs by using the following commands:
List tokens available in the system
pluginkit -m -p com.apple.ctk-tokens
Enable, disable or list disabled smart card tokens
sudo security smartcards token [-l] [-e token] [-d token]
Unpair the smart Card
sudo sc_auth unpair -u jappleeed
Display available smart cards
sudo security list-smartcards
Export items from a smart card
sudo security export-smartcard
Smart card logging
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard Logging -bool true
Disable built-in PIV tokens
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard DisabledTokens -array com.apple.CryptoTokenKit.pivtoken
The following commands can also be managed using the Smart Card payload. To view the payload settings, see Smart Card payload settings.
Suppress prompt to pair on token insertion
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard UserPairing -bool false
Limit user account pairing to a single smart card
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard oneCardPerUser -bool true
Disable smart card user for login and authorisation
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard allowSmartCard -bool false
Note: When disabling allowSmartCard, smart card certificate identities can still be used for other operations such as signing and encryption and in supported third-party apps.
Manage smart card certificate trust behaviour
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard checkCertificateTrust -int <value>
The value can be one of the following:
0: Smart card certificate trust isn’t required.
1: Smart card certificate and chain must be trusted.
2: Certificate and chain must be trusted and not receive a revoked status.
3: Certificate and chain must be trusted and revocation status is returned valid.
It is possible to specify the Certificate Issuing Authorities used for the trust evaluation of smart card certificates. This trust works in conjunction with Certificate Trust settings (1, 2 or 3 required) and is also referred to as Certificate Pinning. Place SHA-256 fingerprints of Certificate Authorities (as string values, comma delimited and without spaces) in an array named TrustedAuthorities. Use the example /private/etc/SmartcardLogin.plist file below as guidance. When Certificate Pinning is used, only SmartCard certificates issued by Certificate Authorities in this list are evaluated as trusted. Please note that TrustedAuthorities are ignored when the checkCertificateTrust setting is set to 0 (off). Verify ownership is root and permissions are set to world-readable after editing.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<string>NT Principal Name</string>