April 20, 2010
Identity Assurance Solution by Novell® (IAS) enables federal agencies to comply with the credential issuance, physical and logical access requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). This solution provides convenient yet controlled access to disparate logical IT systems and physical facilities by using combinations of biometrics, passwords, personal identification numbers, smart cards, X.509 digital certificates, and other forms of advanced authentication.
It is fully integrated with Novell Identity Manager and meets FIPS 201 workflow, identity management, and card life cycle requirements. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards issued using this solution enable users to have physical and logical access to facilities and IT systems. This solution enables convergence of IT and physical systems to provide a complete end-to-end and seamless control system.
Firstly, card monitoring fails if you remove the smart card from the card reader before the Windows login process is complete.
Secondly, after a smart card based login to eDirectory through NWTray, removing the smart card from the card reader triggers the configured card removal action (workstation lock or log off). However, this is the expected behavior and can be ignored.
On Windows XP, when trying to read certificates that are on a GemSafe smart card through internet explorer using the Novell Enhanced Smart Card iManager plug-in, a blank page appears.
Similarly, on Windows Vista, when trying to read certificates that are on a Ceres smart card through internet explorer using the Novell Enhanced Smart Card iManager plug-in, a blank page appears.
On Windows XP, after an unattended installation of NESCM when you reboot the workstation, the card monitoring feature may not work for the first time. To use the card monitoring feature, lock the workstation and unlock it using NESCM.
After upgrading IAS Client from 3.0.6 to 3.0.7, the installer wizard neither performs an automatic restart nor does it prompt for system restart. Therefore, it is recommended to manually restart the machine after upgrading IAS client to 3.0.7.
The following sources provide information about the Identity Assurance Solution:
Installation: Identity Assurance Solution Installation Guide
Online product documentation:
For Identity Assurance Solution documentation, visit the Identity Assurance Solution Documentation Web site.
For Novell product documentation, visit the Novell Documentation Web site.
For documentation about third-party software included in this solution, see the documentation provided by the vendor.
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