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    I have been using firefox to access AKO and DTS with my cac card

    How can i use chrome to do this

    How do u configure chrome to use a DoD cac card

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    No one can hell or give insight with this issue?

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    Hi there,

    It might help if you gave us more details. Expanding those acronyms would help us work out what you are trying to achieve.

    Let us know how you get on
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    Please remember that this is an Internet forum visited by people from all over the world. Even most American civilians wouldn't know what you were referring to, let alone people from other countries.

    I'm assuming from your first post that you already have your card reader running on Linux, and no problems in Firefox. Your post was quite vague and could be more descriptive. Unless you provide more details, I'm not sure if the following will solve your issue, but give it a try anyway.

    First thing you need to do is browse to this site in Firefox (you can't use Chrome, it isn't supported by the DoD):

    Then right click on each of the certificates and download them onto your hard drive.

    Now you'll need to import the certificates into Chrome. To do this, you'll need to follow the instructions at:

    and install all the Root CAs.

    Good luck and let us know if it works.

    For everyone else:
    AKO = Army Knowledge Online
    DTS = Defense Travel System
    DoD = Department of Defense
    CAC = Common Access Card

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    I have the Root CAs installed i can go to AKO on chrome and log in with user name and password

    I can not use my CAC card on chrome ...just on Firefox

    Firefox has a option to set a security device that lets me use my cac card

    Is there anything like this on chrome?


    I have no problem using chrome on windows to access these sites just calls the middleware

    I have no idea what else i can add

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    Google Chrome 7.0.517.44 (Official Build 64615)
    WebKit 534.7
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/7.0.517.44 Safari/534.7
    Command Line /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome

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    not possible to get any help here?

  9. #8
    If you do a quick Google search you will come across this bug report;

    Issue 42073 - chromium - Chrome interaction with smart cards in Linux - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Pretty much Chrome has not fully implemented the code needed for both parties to authenticate each other. In other words they have incomplete code.

    When you go to a site that requires authentication does it ask for the pin number of your card?
    If it doesn't that means the certs from the site did not download to your end.
    It's all spelled out in that bug report.

    This is more of a Chrome issue then a Linux issue and from what I have seen during my search it seems many of the problems people are reporting with these cards are being posted in the Chrome forums and Google support boards.

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