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Require operator login using smart cards

When smart card authentication is required, users can
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by inserting their smart card into a card reader and then entering a PIN. This is commonly used for Department of Defense systems.
In order to use this option, you must set up Mapping IDs for each user through the Users manager.
If you choose to require operators to log in using smart cards, the following changes occur in the administrative side of the
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  • All suborganizations of the main organization inherit the Smart Card-Only authentication method.
  • The log in screen continues to display Username and Password fields because until a user attempts to log in, the system has no way of knowing what organization the user belongs to and what restrictions, if any, the user's organization has imposed on authentication.
  • After the user attempts to log in with a username or password combination, the system returns an error message informing them that they must use their smart card for system authentication.
  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings icon.
  2. In the
    System Setup
    section, click
    Security Policy
  3. In the
    Smart Card Authentication
    section, select
    Smart Card Login
  4. Select
    Require Smart Card
  5. Click