48.3.4. How Smart Card Login Works
- When the user inserts their smart card into the smart card reader, this event is recognized by the PAM facility, which prompts for the user's PIN.
- The system then looks up the user's current certificates and verifies their validity. The certificate is then mapped to the user's UID.
- This is validated against the KDC and login granted.
Figure 48.5. How Smart Card Login Works