Bug 3550 - SmartCard Autoconnect should perhaps not be triggered at client startup
Summary: SmartCard Autoconnect should perhaps not be triggered at client startup
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
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Reported: 2010-06-08 16:07 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2013-08-26 08:42 CEST (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2010-06-08 16:07:30 CEST
If you have a smart card inserted when tlclient starts, and the client is configured for autoconnect, then the the autoconnect will be triggered. This is not always what you want. On a fat workstation, for example, you might want to change to password authentication or something like that, but you never get the chance. 

This is also a little bit confusing on thin terminals. If you disconnect or logout, tlclient will end, but terminals are typically configured to restart tlclient automatically. Then, a new login will be immediately triggered. Not really "sjuksköterske-vänligt"...

In general, I think that people expect that the autoconnect should be triggered when a card is *inserted*; not when the client starts. 

If possible, I think tlclient should be modified to simulate this. Perhaps it would be possible to detect if a card is already inserted on startup, or have some grace period for autoconnect? We could even consider to let tlclient show a message "Please remove your card" if it is started with a card inserted.

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