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Bug 2059626 - [DOC] We do not cover smartcard support or configuration in the RHEL8 virtualization management guide
Summary: [DOC] We do not cover smartcard support or configuration in the RHEL8 virtual...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation
Version: 8.5
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.6
Assignee: Daniel Vozenilek
QA Contact: RHEL DPM
Daniel Vozenilek
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Reported: 2022-03-01 15:02 UTC by Frank DeLorey
Modified: 2022-06-06 10:07 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Deprecated Functionality
Doc Text:
.Using SPICE to attach smart card readers to virtual machines has been deprecated The SPICE remote display protocol has been deprecated in RHEL 8. Since the only recommended way to attach smart card readers to virtual machines (VMs) depends on the SPICE protocol, the usage of smart cards in VMs has also become deprecated in RHEL 8. In a future major version of RHEL, the functionality of attaching smart card readers to VMs will only be supported by third party remote visualization solutions.
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Last Closed: 2022-06-01 16:54:36 UTC
Type: Bug
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Red Hat Issue Tracker RHELPLAN-114126 0 None None None 2022-03-01 15:06:50 UTC

Description Frank DeLorey 2022-03-01 15:02:12 UTC
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Section Number and Name: 


Describe the issue: 

In the RHEL7 version of this document we covered what was supported and how to configure smartcards. There is NO mention of smartcards in the RHEL8 version of the document.

Suggestions for improvement: 

Document what is supported and not supported and how to configure this as we did in the RHEL7 documentation.

Additional information: 

This was reported by a customer.

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