I want my users to be able to login to their computers (which are Macs) using RFID or Magnetic Stripe. Can anyone recommend a way to implement this?

They all run Mavericks or Yosemite, and it doesn't matter whether they are connected to AD or not, as long as I can get cards to work! I will unbind the macs if necessary!

Thanks Ed

  • What do you mean by "AD"? Oh, Active Directory. – Thomas Tempelmann Mar 4 '16 at 13:50

There are quite a few smart card readers (e.g. this one on the Apple Store) that work with OS X.

For support of Smart Cards you may also want to check out Smart Card Services on MacOsForge.org, as highlighted by this Apple Support document regarding smart cards on OS X Mavericks.

  • Could you recommend anywhere to buy written smart cards or a smart card reader/writer? – EdG Jun 21 '14 at 16:07
  • @EdG unfortunately, not really. I have only sparse experience with them (and it also depends on where you are on the world), but StackExchange & Google are your friends ;-) Also I can recommend the Macenterprise.org forums for such specific IT-admin questions. – Asmus Jun 21 '14 at 17:12
  • The Apple support doc has been removed by Apple, it appears. – Thomas Tempelmann Mar 4 '16 at 13:51
  • @ThomasTempelmann Strange, I can still see it; while it is now "archived" (article not getting updates in the future) it should still be available. Could you check again accessing the site, maybe with a different localization (e.g. support.apple.com/kb/PH13936?locale=de_DE ) – Asmus Mar 5 '16 at 13:27

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