06-10-2013 05:55 PM - edited 06-10-2013 07:43 PM
I have a need to use a smart card to log into my work laptop. Unfortunately, my laptop does not have a built-in smart card reader and I'd like to avoid using an external USB smart card reader if possible. For this reason, I purchased a Blackberry Smart Card Reader 2, which from what I could find online, should be able to provide the same functionality as an external USB smart card reader.
I installed the software and rebooted the computer. However, when I try and discover the Smart Card Reader (SCR) the laptop seems to see the SCR, but then the connection window closes and I never get the chance to enter the PIN. Reviewing the eventlogs and system processes, I can see that BlackberrySCRService.exe process which is running as a service quits after the device is discovered.
I've tried running the Windows compatibility tool on the process which suggested running in XP compatibility mode, but that did not help. Can somebody tell me how I can use my Blackberry SCR 2 on my Windows 8 laptop? Thanks in advance.
06-29-2013 09:11 PM
07-24-2013 04:02 PM
"....and only if that BlackBerry is linked to a BES server."
Definitly not. Devices from OS5 until OS7.1 (and maybe OS4and 7.2) can use this Reader without an BES Server.
- can send/receive S/Mime encrypted emails. (OS10 Devices only with BES, this is not clearly communicated from BBRY to potentially Customers)
- can use these S/Mime Certicate stored on a Smartcard
- can use the Reader for 2-Factor authentification without! an Smartcard. The Reader must be next to the Phone when you want to unlock the Phone
- can use a PIN-protected Smartcard for 2-Factor authentication. (You have to enter 2 Pins on the Lockscreen)