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Windows 7: How can i logon to account using Smart Card on local computer

11 Nov 2011   #1
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How can i logon to account using Smart Card on local computer

I have been googling for like an hour and have no idea how to accomplish this. I have windows 7 ultimate and would like to use my Smart Card to login to my admin account. I already uploaded the credentials so i can use it with bit locker on one of my partitions but how can i login to my account with it?

also how can i make it ask for my smart card every time i logon to view the enctypted drive? Like the drive is encrypted but i want it to ask for my smart card and pin every time before it will unlock the drive again.

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16 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Check EIDAuthenticate (EIDAuthenticate - My Smart Logon) which allows you to configure smart card logon on a stand alone computer.
(smart card works out of the box with windows but only if the computer is joined to a domain - it requires also a lot of configuration to be able to use it)
The how-to related to your case is described here : Configure an EID to works with EIDAuthenticate - My Smart Logon

Unfortunaly, you can't use smart card if your main hard drive is encrypted by bitlocker. This is because :
1) it is not safe to use a software in the pre-boot environment if it is not protected by the tpm (it can be modified off-line and collect the PIN of your smart card)
2) there are one driver for each smart card, which requires a lot of dependency to run -> not consistent with the pre boot environment
Adding one driver to the preboot environement will require to run the computer in an administrative state to upgrade the TPM signature
3) Microsoft didn't design it

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