CAC card emulation doesn't work with ActivClient in KVM guest, on RHEL 6

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  • CAC card emulation doesn't work with ActivClient from within a Windows KVM guest.
  • ActivClient doesn't accept emulated smartcards in upstream qemu.
  • ActivClient (7.0) complains the card is not supported or that it does not comply with any of the known profiles.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • ActivClient 6.2, 7
  • US Government issued Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • KVM

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