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How do I make Firefox recognize a Common Access Card reader for .mil sites.

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I am trying to access the Air Force Portal via a .mil site and need to use a common access card reader that is installed on my computer. Can I make Firefox recognize the Windows based CAC software? I tried the site several times with Firefox and finally resorted to going back to Internet explorer, where it worked the first time.

I am trying to access the Air Force Portal via a .mil site and need to use a common access card reader that is installed on my computer. Can I make Firefox recognize the Windows based CAC software? I tried the site several times with Firefox and finally resorted to going back to Internet explorer, where it worked the first time.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I tried to open Air Force Portal

Installed Plug-ins

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  • Default Plug-in
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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_23 for Mozilla browsers
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 YFF35 Firefox/3.6.13

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
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Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
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DivX HiQ
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Norton IPS
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Norton Toolbar
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Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.yahoo.com/
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.13
extensions.lastAppVersion
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network.cookie.prefsMigrated
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network.http.proxy.version
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security.warn_viewing_mixed
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Chief Geek 0 solutions 6 answers

Getting Firefox to work, can be easy, and can be difficult. I've found that IF you already have it working with IE, then following #5 on https://MilitaryCAC.com/firefox.htm takes care of the problem on "most" computers.

Find out more at: https://MilitaryCAC.com CW3 Danberry 703-679-8989 612-328-8768 Sprint

Getting Firefox to work, can be easy, and can be difficult. I've found that IF you already have it working with IE, then following #5 on https://MilitaryCAC.com/firefox.htm takes care of the problem on "most" computers. Find out more at: https://MilitaryCAC.com CW3 Danberry 703-679-8989 612-328-8768 Sprint