Unless you are running smartcard readers that use it, you can disable the PC/SC daemon. Running fewer daemons reduces the attack surface.


By default, the PC/SC daemon is activated. Follow these steps to deactivate it.

  1. In the IGEL Setup go to Security > Smartcard > PC/SC
  2. Uncheck Activate PC/SC Daemon (default: Activated).
  3. Click Apply.

    Do not disable the PC/SC daemon if you use smartcard readers that rely on it.