updated 08:00 pm EDT, Thu May 22, 2008
ADmitMac for CAC
Thursby Software has released of ADmitMac for CAC (AFC) v2.0. AFC securely integrates U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Cards (CAC) with Macs. Using the Active Directory technology of Thursby Software's commercial ADmitMac product, AFC provides a solution for securing Macs without requiring a local password. AFC uses a single sign-on environment to Windows domains, verifying a CAC against a centralized network authority. It further validates that neither the card nor the privileges granted the user have been revoked. Using ADmitMac for CAC replaces the use of passwords with CAC/PIN security using Kerberos PKINIT.
The new release adds an improved deployment utility, enhanced support for Microsoft's DFS, and formal support for Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5). The new release includes the ability to configure Kerberos ticket options such as expiration and renewal time, graphical interfaces for configuring Workgroup Manager support and automatic volume mounting, and adds Microsoft Exchange/Entourage support without the use of passwords. ADmitMac for CAC has previously received DoD JITC Certification.
This update is available free of charge for customers with active support agreements or those who purchased ADmitMac for CAC after March 1, 2008.