Athena IDProtect Troubles on C_login

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Bernd Eckenfels

Jun 3, 2017, 4:05:11 PM6/3/17
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Hello Jaroslav and Team,

thank you so much for PKCS11Admin. This is a really handy tool!

I wanted to give feedback that I have a bit trouble with a Athena IDProtect Token. (They are not PKCS#12 compatible but the properiatry NXP/Athena JavaCard app and its PKCS11 lib seems to work more or less fine).

I do have the problem that on C_login a "Select Smart Card - operation not possible or other card needed" pops up, but when I cancel it succeeds. Do you have an idea?

Details about the setting with screenshots mentioning your excellent tools are here:


Jaroslav Imrich

Jun 3, 2017, 5:14:48 PM6/3/17
Hello Bernd,

I am glad you find Pkcs11Admin to be useful.

Logs you have posted on confirm that the dialog is triggered by the implementation of unmanaged PKCS#11 library:
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 : *********************** 2017-06-03 21:24:14 ***
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 : Calling C_Login
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 : Input
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 :  hSession: 1
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 :  userType: 1 (CKU_USER)
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 :  pPin: 00000236C5779128
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 :  *pPin: *** Intentionally hidden ***
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 :  ulPinLen: 8
... <here it hangs till I cancel the dialog> ...
0x00000274 : 0x00001494 : Returning 0 (CKR_OK)
IMO only Athena can help you troubleshoot the issue.

Regards, Jaroslav

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