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RHEL 8 must accept Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230275 RHEL-08-010410 SV-230275r627750_rule Medium
The use of PIV credentials facilitates standardization and reduces the risk of unauthorized access. The DoD has mandated the use of the Common Access Card (CAC) to support identity management and personal authentication for systems covered under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, as well as making the CAC a primary component of layered protection for national security systems.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-32944r567571_chk )
Verify RHEL 8 accepts PIV credentials.

Check that the "opensc" package is installed on the system with the following command:

$ sudo yum list installed opensc

opensc.x86_64 0.19.0-5.el8 @anaconda

Check that "opensc" accepts PIV cards with the following command:

$ sudo opensc-tool --list-drivers | grep -i piv

PIV-II Personal Identity Verification Card

If the "opensc" package is not installed and the "opensc-tool" driver list does not include "PIV-II", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32919r567572_fix)
Configure RHEL 8 to accept PIV credentials.

Install the "opensc" package using the following command:

$ sudo yum install opensc