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Preparing to work with smart card

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This document assumes you’re familiar with the Labs64 NetLicensing service. If you need more info about NetLicensing, please visit https://netlicensing.io.

General information

Before using NetLicensing Agent with any of the functions requiring smart card, you must prepare the PC to recognize the smart card.

Preparation depends on the operating system:

OS Smart card support
Windows 7 SP1 and above Supported, no extra steps requires
macOS High Sierra (10.13) and above Supported, no extra steps requires
Linux-based OS Supported, requires installation of additional components, follow instructions below

 

Linux-based OS

To work with smart card on Linux the following packages are required:

 

Name Description
pcscd

PC/SC (short for "Personal Computer/Smart Card") daemon

libpcsclite1

Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC 

libccid (>= 1.3.11) PC/SC driver for the USB smart card readers compliant to the CCID protocol

To install the required packages use the following commands:

  • For Linux distributions using Debian package management with APT toolset (Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, etc.)

    $ sudo apt-get install libccid pcscd libpcsclite1
    
  • For Linux distributions using RPM Package Manager with YUM toolset (RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, etc.)

    $ sudo yum install ccid pcsc-lite-devel
    

Known issues

Issue Cause Solution

NetLicensing Agent gives the following error:

Could not find a reader with a card.
PC/SC daemon is not running

Execute:

$ sudo service pcscd start