Using OpenSSH with smart cards HOWTO

François Pérou francois.perou at
Wed Apr 7 15:33:30 EST 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 07:25 +0200, François Pérou wrote:
> > echo PKCS11Provider /usr/lib/ > /etc/ssh/config

SendEnv LANG LC_*
HashKnownHosts yes
GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no
PKCS11Provider /usr/lib/

Then when I try ssh user at, it does not use smartcards.
Permission denied (publickey).
In fact, the -v lof shows that ssh does not search for smartcards.

If you would like to implement more smart card features, it would be
nice for some of you to have testing cards. To apply for free cards:

Really, it would make me happy.

Kind regards,

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