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  • CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

    Has anyone had success using a cac reader on a macbook pro....I am seriously about to lose my damn mind.

    I need a step by step on what to do.

    OS X 10.7.5
    Charrissmatics CSSI
    Oberthur CAC

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    Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

    Originally posted by ParalegalNCO1 View Post
    Has anyone had success using a cac reader on a macbook pro....I am seriously about to lose my damn mind.

    I need a step by step on what to do.

    OS X 10.7.5
    Charrissmatics CSSI
    Oberthur CAC
    I would have loved to help you but I'm not familiar with OS X at all. Unfortunately, I only develop on Windows or Linux.

    You could install Windows 7 on your Mac and dual-boot.

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      Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

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      • #4
        Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

        It can be done and I have it on my Mac products. Realize though, it is a pain in the arse at times and AKO doesn't really like it at all.

        But when it works, its great.

        http://militarycac.com/apple.htm

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        • #5
          Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

          Originally posted by RedLeg View Post
          What does microsoft office have to do with a cac reader? I have office installed...on my mac.

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          • #6
            Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

            Originally posted by jmclaughlin1701 View Post
            It can be done and I have it on my Mac products. Realize though, it is a pain in the arse at times and AKO doesn't really like it at all.

            But when it works, its great.

            http://militarycac.com/apple.htm
            +1 https://www.militarycac.com by CW3 Danberry, a fellow Signal Warrant.

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            • #7
              Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

              I've tried following the directions on military cac for my macbook pro, macbook, and imac. None of them would work. I tired 2 different readers on each computer (all running Mountain Lion) and it simply would not read the card. I was SOL and couldnt get anything to work. I'm at the point where i just might try to find a copy of windows cheap and put it on the imac and use bootcamp when i need to access my CAC.

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              • #8
                Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                Originally posted by jaydez View Post
                I've tried following the directions on military cac for my macbook pro, macbook, and imac. None of them would work. I tired 2 different readers on each computer (all running Mountain Lion) and it simply would not read the card. I was SOL and couldnt get anything to work. I'm at the point where i just might try to find a copy of windows cheap and put it on the imac and use bootcamp when i need to access my CAC.
                It is painfully annoying....I love my mac though...I blame the government for using cac.

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                • #9
                  Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                  Originally posted by ParalegalNCO1 View Post
                  It is painfully annoying....I love my mac though...I blame the government for using cac.
                  I blame them for having taxes. Handouts are better. BTW, where's my Obamaphone?

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                  • #10
                    Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                    Originally posted by Polo08816 View Post
                    I blame them for having taxes. Handouts are better. BTW, where's my Obamaphone?
                    And that is why I don't vote. (and never will).

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                    • #11
                      Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                      Originally posted by ParalegalNCO1 View Post
                      And that is why I don't vote. (and never will).
                      I'm usually voting for what/who I believe to be the lesser of the two evils.

                      As for your CAC issue, I think that you'll want to use Bootcamp and dual-boot Windows 7 in the end. I can't see someone doing without Lotus Forms Viewer and Approve It.

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                        Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                        Originally posted by Polo08816 View Post
                        I'm usually voting for what/who I believe to be the lesser of the two evils.

                        As for your CAC issue, I think that you'll want to use Bootcamp and dual-boot Windows 7 in the end. I can't see someone doing without Lotus Forms Viewer and Approve It.
                        I want to at least have cac log in capability on my mac, and I know it can be done.

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                        • #13
                          Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                          Originally posted by ParalegalNCO1 View Post
                          I want to at least have cac log in capability on my mac, and I know it can be done.
                          It was possible... with Snow Leopard. I was able to log into AKO with Safari. After i upgraded to Mountain Lion the ability disappeared. I read somewhere that a lot of the problem has to do with the new 128k CACs.

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                          • #14
                            Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                            I made 50% progress....almost there.

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                            • #15
                              Re: CAC reader on a macbook pro.....

                              Did you get it? I've been SERIOUSLY considering a macbook, and I know it's a hassle. One of my peers has a cac card reader on his mac, and I've seen him do it...so I too know it's possible....even though I've heard stories that it's a PIA.

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