APPLE MACINTOSH CAC ENABLER PAGE
Follow Steps 1 - 4 below:
A few notes before you get started:
NOTE: Restart your computer after installing the CAC enabler
NOTE2: Installing multiple programs will cause your system to NOT work. Here's how to uninstall the CAC enablers
NOTE3: Some of the CAC enablers below will call your CAC PIN a keychain password. Make sure that if it asks for your Keychain password after you select your CAC certificate, that you use your PIN.
If you block your CAC, you'll need to visit an ID card office to get it unblocked. Unfortunately, none of the programs below will tell you your CAC is blocked. :(
Step 1: See which CAC enabling program will work with your version of OS X
Once you've decided, go to step 2
Note: Computer must have an Intel Processor, will not work with a PPC processor
Step 2: See if the CAC enabling program you selected above will work with your specific CAC.
Once you've verified it will work, go to Step 3.
Step 3: See if the CAC enabling program you selected in steps 1 and 2 is compatible with Firefox (if you use it), if it will read your PIV cert (for Dual Persona users), and if you want help later from the vendor.
Once you've decided, go to Step 4 to find a link to the CAC enabler you decided to use.
Step 4: Click link below for the CAC enabler you decided on based on steps 1-3 above.
Specifics for the following versions of Mac OS X can be found at these links:
Mountain Lion (10.8.x) users, utilize the Mountain Lion support page
Lion (10.7.x) users, utilize the Lion support page
Snow Leopard (10.6.x) users, utilize the Snow Leopard support page
Leopard (10.5.x) users, utilize the Leopard support page
Tiger(10.4.x) users, utilize the Tiger support page
The 2 current CAC Types are...
Look at the back of your ID card above the black strip for either one of these. If you have any other versions, you need to visit an ID card office and get it replaced. All CACs other than these two were to be replaced by 1 October 2012.
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Version 1.3 released on 17 May 2013 will read the PIV cert for dual persona personnel
Purchase PKard from Thursby Software or TX Systems
Thursby offers US phone, email and forums support for the software they've been developing for 7 years and is 100% US made
. You may be able to setup your Gemalto TOP DL GX4 144 CAC on your Mac WITHOUT PKard
NOTE: Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual CAC holders (DO NOT follow guidance below, because it will NOT work for you)
Use JAXs Automated PACKAGE, to perform the steps below
Once you run this file and have restarted your computer, Click here to continue
You can also install the files manually by following these instructions (for those of you who want to know what JAXs package is really doing to your computer):
Once downloaded, click on the download arrow in the upper right corner of your Safari browser
Right click each of the two files: CACNG.tokend & CAC.tokend and select Show in Finder
From the Downloads / Finder folder, drag the files to:
<your hard drive> / System / Library / Security / tokend /
NOTE: (IF the "tokend" folder is not there, create it by Right clicking and selecting New Folder, or for a one button mouse, select <ctrl> and click your mouse button).
NOTE: You may receive a message [like below], you'll need to select "Authenticate" and enter your computer administrator password to move these files.
Now verify it worked by visiting: Keychain Access
Here's How: Click: Go (in the taskbar at the top of the screen), Utilities, Keychain Access.app
NOTE: If you don't see Go, click the finder icon in your Dock. Click Utilities, Keychain Access.app
You "should" see CAC...###-### under Keychains, you may also see your last name with your EDI-PI after it, or PIV II (it depends on which program you are using to communicate with your CAC.
You "should" now be able to visit CAC enabled websites
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Last Update or Review: Sunday, 19 May 2013 19:50 hrs
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