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Smartcard FDE pre-boot authentication

Question asked by Tom Heesmans on Jul 16, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2018 by Dameon Welch-Abernathy

Hi guys,


Does anyone have experience with using a smartcard to unlock the pre-boot of Sandblast FDE?

I've enabled the feature in the end-point console, when entering my smartcard it switches the login screen to enter my PIN. However when I enter the PIN it does not unlock.

The smartcard has a user certificate on it to authenticate on Windows, which is working fine. 

I don't have that much experience with smartcards and CheckPoint so I was wondering if I need a specific certificate (like EFS) or that any of you have any experience using this.


I would also think that the driver is correct because it switches to the PIN and when I use another type of smartcard it does not switch, so cannot read the smartcard.


Any help would be appreciated!