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Well, what, specifically, are you trying to authenticate? Smart cards
plug into a _local_ reader, no? The reader would have to transmit that
information to any remote system and so remote system would have to
trust the local system.
What would have to run on the local system to read the smart card? What
API would it use that php could call or use on the local machine? Since
php runs on the remote server, it's a problem.
If you're on a corporate network, this isn't so much a problem--all
clients could have the smart card software that the server could contact
If you're using a station in a CyberCafe or public library, I would tend
to doubt this is possible.
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