OS X Lion SmartCardServices Installer v2.0b1 (beta) August 19, 2011

The SmartCardServices Installer 2.0b1 (beta) has been posted here and provides the signed Tokend modules for Smart Cards previously supported by Apple in Mac OS X 10.6. This installer does not contain any new support or features other than supporting OS X Lion.

Smart Cards Supported

  • CAC
  • CACNG (Gemalto TOPDLGX4 144 - ONLY at this time)
  • PIV

The installer allows you to selectively choose which modules to load. Only installing the modules needed reduces the card probe times.


The installer is located on the Project’s Installers page which you can get to –> HERE as well as clicking on the “Installers” link on the left side of this page.

Verifying Installation

  • You can verify the installation of these signed Tokend modules by checking their existence at the following path.


  • The first letters of the Keychain Name that appear in Keychain Access always reflects what Tokend is publishing that particular Smart Card. For example, if the name begins with “PIV-….” then the PIV Tokend is currently handling communication with the inserted card.

Testing Procedures

  • Install on OS X Lion (10.7)
  • Launch Keychain Access
  • Insert Reader
  • Insert Card
  • The Smart Card “Keychain” should appear in Keychain Access’
  • Make sure that ALL objects appear for the Card.
  • Attempt to manually unlock the Smart Card Keychain.
  • Proceed to test your various usage scenarios across the system.

Known Issues

  • Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 cards are not yet supported.
  • OS X Lion Smart Card Login

Reporting Bugs

Report any and all anomalies to the SmartCardServices Ticket System.

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