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THIS PAGE IS HERE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE INSTALLED ANY OF THE CAC ENABLING PROGRAMS AND NEED TO REMOVE ONE or ALL OF THEM

 

(Please go through the entire list and remove ALL of them)

 

ActivClient for Mac  |  CACKey  |  Centrify Express  |  CSSI  |  High Sierra built in Smart Card ability  |  Mojave built in Smart Card ability  |  OpenSC  |  PKard  |  Sierra built in Smart Card ability  |  Smart Card Services / Files to manually remove

 

How to display your hard disk on your desktop to follow the steps below

 

Click the word GO at the top of your main desktop, select Computer

If you don't see the word GO, click Finder (2 little faces) in the bottom left corner of screen

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How to Remove CACKey:

 

Go to:

Hard disk / Library /

Delete "CACKey" folder

 

 

 

How to Remove OpenSC:

 

Run in Terminal.app:

sudo /usr/local/bin/opensc-uninstall

 

or

 

Go to:

Hard disk / Library /

Delete "OpenSC" folder

 

 

 

How to Remove CSSI:

 

Go to:

Hard disk / Library / Application Support /

Delete "CSSi" folder

 

 

 

How to Remove PKard:

 

Go to:

Hard disk / Library / Application Support /

Delete "PKard" folder

and

Go to:

Hard disk / Library / Preferences

Delete: "com.thursby.pkard.plist"

 

-or-

 

Run the PKard install program, select "Uninstall PKard"

 

Click "Uninstall"

 

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How to Remove Centrify Express

 

Go to:

 Hard disk / Applications / Utilities / Centrify /

Double click:  SmartCardTool or SmartCardAssist

 

Select "Uninstall" from the Centrify Express for Smart Card window

Centrify Express Uninstall image

 

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How to Remove ActivClient for Mac

 

Go to:

 Hard disk / Applications / Utilities

Double click:  ActivID ActivClient for Mac Uninstaller

AC uninstall location

 

 

Select "Uninstall" from the ActivID ActivClient for Mac Uninstaller screen 

Uninstall-ActivClient

 

ActivClient for Mac users must also remove the "acpkcs220.dylib" file

 

 

 

All Programs listed above may also have files located here (except for ActivClient):

Mac OS X 10.5.x - Mac OS X 10.10.x,  10.11.x - 10.14.x users look below

 

Go to:

 Hard disk / System / Library / Security / tokend /

Location of TokenD files image

Delete "BELPIC.tokend", "CAC.tokend", "CACNG.tokend", "CSSI.tokend", "OpenSC.tokend", "JPKI.tokend", "ac.ac4mac.token", "PIV.tokend", and / or "PKCS11.tokend" files

 

 

Sometimes a few other files need to be removed, they are found in:

Hard disk / System / Library / Security / tokend / uiplugins /

Delete "BELPICViewerPlugin.bundle", "CACViewerPlugin.bundle", and / or "PIVViewerPlugin.bundle" files

NOTE:  If you can't delete them, skip them and follow next step.

UIPlugins

 

 

Mac OS X 10.11.x through 10.14.x systems

Go to:

Hard disk / Library / Security / tokend /

Delete "BELPIC.tokend", "CAC.tokend", "CACNG.tokend", "CSSI.tokend", "OpenSC.tokend", "JPKI.tokend", "PIV.tokend", and / or "PKCS11.tokend" files

073 tokend removal location

 

ActivClient for Mac systems

Go to:

Hard disk / Library / Frameworks / ac.ac4mac.pkcs11.framework / Versions / Current / Libraries/

Delete "acpkcs220.dylib"

acpkcs220.dylib location

 

 

 

Mojave (10.14.x), High Sierra (10.13.x), and Sierra (10.12.x) Built in Smart Card Ability

 

NOTE: Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra have a built in Smart Card ability that works for 'some' people 'some' of the time.  To use your CAC "more consistently" I recommend you install a 3rd party CAC enabler, such as Centrify Express, CACKey, or PKard.  This sections shows you how to disable the built in smart card ability found on Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra.


NOTE2: Doing this will remove the ability to login to your computer with your CAC, and will require you to install a 3rd party CAC enabler such as Centrify Express, CACKey, or PKard.

 

1. Remove CAC from the reader

2. Open Terminal, by typing Terminal in the spotlight search

3. In the terminal window, copy and paste the below command (or manually retype it)

 

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard DisabledTokens -array com.apple.CryptoTokenKit.pivtoken

 

3a. You may need to run this command twice.

 

4. When prompted for your computer password, know that the cursor does not move.

 

5. After that it should be disabled.  Logout of Terminal, restart computer, and try again

 

Information found here:  https://community.centrify.com/t5/Centrify-Express/macOS-Sierra-10-12-2-DOD-CAC-Access-Issues/td-p/26300/page/2 scroll down to the 4th entry posted by ac83124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE3: A few people have asked how to re-enable the built in Smart Card ability:

 

1. Remove CAC from the reader

2. Open Terminal, by typing Terminal in the spotlight search

3. In the terminal window, copy and paste the below command (or manually retype it)

 

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard EnabledTokens -array com.apple.CryptoTokenKit.pivtoken

 

4. When prompted for your computer password, know that the cursor does not move.

 

5. After that it should be disabled.  Logout of Terminal, restart computer, and try again

 

 

 

 

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