Mozilla Firefox and CAC / Smart Card Setup

Follow these instructions to easily use your CAC or other smart card with Firefox.  ActiveClient software is not needed anymore.   Windows 7 should automatically recognize most USB-based readers so no additional software is required.

Install the DOD Root Certificates for Firefox

Using OpenSC to configure Firefox for Smart Cards

This is probably the simpler method and can be done in 5 minutes.

Test it Out!

Restart your browser after adding the new security device as described above.  Have your card reader connected, enter your card, and visit a site requiring client certificate authentication.