Usb RSA securID when plug into the usb port, windows 7 says "finding drivers and then errors out with "Unable to find smart card driver"
This pop up only occurs with older versions of the RSA software. Customers should download the latest version of RSA Authentication Client from RSA.com. bres can obtain the SD800 smart card driver -- which is Windows 7 certified -- directly from RSA, but it is not available through Windows Update.
The SecurID "token" from RSA, the security division of EMC, is a two-factor strong authentication mechanism (something you know, plus something you hold). In tandem with a RSA authentication server, a SecurID is used to ID trusted users for firewalls and other restricted networked applications. (It is not itself a firewall.)
RSA's SD800 is a hybrid hand-held authenticator. The SD800 displays a series of one-time passwords, which change every 60 seconds, on a small LCD, but it also has a USB plug that allows it to directly connect to an accessible USB port to offer the full functionality of a smartcard. These include an automated SecurID exchange, cert-based authentication, an array of classic PKI crypto functions, and supplementary key and credential storage.
These are complex services, and they require a sophisticated setup.
The SD800 is intended for Enterprise rather than consumer use. Since the driver must be properly configured by an Enterprise to work in its environment, the SD800 is designed to be installed manually or pushed out by an Enterprise using SMS (along with its complementary GPOs, group policy objects).
The quick solution here is for an Enterprise admin to go back to the vendor, RSA, for the right stuff.
Jan 12, 2011 |
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