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ID: FR03M02899
Added on:  2015-03-16
Last update: 2020-11-18
Priority: Low
Products: NoMachine Server
Target: 7
Status:  Approved
Supporting key-based authentication with a key stored on a smartcard also for connections by NX protocol

Support for key-based authentication with a key stored on a PCKS11 smart card (already available for connections by SSH) should be extended also to connections by NX protocol.

To use this new authentication method, users have to: 

- Launch NoMachine on their device and right click on the connection icon.

- Then choose 'Edit the connection' to enter the configuration panel.

- In the 'Address' panel, select NX as protocol.

- In the 'Configuration' panel

- Choose 'Use key-based authentication with a PKCS11 smart card.

The authentication method can be set in a similar way also when creating a new connection by means of the 'Add' button.


Note for macOS users:
in order to support smartcard authentication it's necessary to install OpenSC on the user's mac. Some instructions are available at:

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