Monday, April 03, 2017

Using CAC with KVM/QEMU and remote viewer

To use a SmartCard or CAC with kvm/qemu, you'll need to install remote-viewer on the machine that will run remote-viewer to connect to the remote VM. The VM will need the Smartcard hardware installed and set to Passthrough. A CCID controller will be required as well.

The command to connect to the VM with the smartcard is

remote-viewer --spice-smartcard spice://<ip or hostname of VM host>:5900

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