Using the Coolkey Cryptographic Library


You want to use the Coolkey cryptographic library, e.g. with CAC, PIV and ALT smartcards, which are used by the US Government.


There is no obvious way to activate it in Setup.


The Coolkey cryptographic library is contained in IGEL Linux version 5.11.100.

To use it with Kerberos and/or Citrix StoreFront Logon:

  • In Setup, go to Security > Smartcard > Middleware.
  • Select Use a custom PKCS#11 module.
  • As Path to the library enter /usr/lib/pkcs11/

To use it with VMware Horizon:

  • In Setup, go to System > Registry.
  • Set the vmware.view.pkcs11.use_custom parameter to true.
  • Set the vmware.view.pkcs11.custom_path parameter to /usr/lib/pkcs11/

To use it with the Firefox browser:

  • In Setup, go to System > Registry.
  • Set the browserglobal.security_device.custom.enable parameter to true.
  • Set the browserglobal.security_device.custom.device_name parameter to CoolKey.
  • Set the browserglobal.security_device.custom.lib_path parameter to /usr/lib/pkcs11/

Last update: June 3, 2019