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3.1 Application Configuration

To prepare your application for use with Scute, you have to load the Scute module as a PKCS #11 module into the application. With Firefox, this can be done by choosing Edit->Preferences in the menu. In the preferences configuration dialog, you should select the Advanced configuration section, then the Security tab, and then select Security Devices in the category Certificates.

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In the devices manager dialog, you can select Load to load a new PKCS #11 device.

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In the pop-up dialog that follows, you can give a module name (e.g. “Scute”) and a module filename. The latter should correspond to the full file name of the installed Scute module file scute.so. The default installation path is /usr/local/lib, which would mean that you have to provide the file name /usr/local/lib/scute.so. If you or your system administrator installed Scute in a different location, you have to adjust the file name correspondingly.

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After confirming installation of the security device, a pop-up window should confirm that the module was successfully loaded, and an entry for the security device should appear in the device manager list of Security Modules and Devices.

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When you insert the OpenPGP card for which you generated and imported a certificate earlier (see Certificate Preparation), the device manager should detect this security token and display some information about it in the Details list when you select it from the module list.

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The client certificate will show up in the Certificate Manager under Your Certificates:

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