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strongSwan for Smart cards HOWTO¶
This howto will explain how to set up strongSwan with Smart Cards. The use of Smart Cards introduces Two-Factor authentication to the strongSwan setup.
strongSwan supports PKCS#11 RSA standard using opensc libraries, which specifies how to store cryptographic information on devices.
To install opensc under Debian based distributions:
apt-get install opensc
opensc supports a variety of smart card readers. Today, Omnikey 3121 CardMan USB Smard Card reader can be found on eBay for less than 10 euros.