Using TrustBearer OpenID on Linux is easy.
Doing so requires PC/SC Lite: most distributions include this package, for example as “pcscd” (Debian / Ubuntu) or “pcsc-lite” (Red Hat / Fedora).
First install, then start the service with “
/etc/init.d/pcscd start” (Debian / Ubuntu) or “
services pcscd start” (Red Hat / Fedora). To use the TrustBearer Security Key, first download the drivers for the ASEDriver IIIe Reader USB from Athena Smartcard Solutions and extract the files. Run “
./configure” followed by “
make” and “
make install.” You will need the PC/SC Lite development files, usually provided by the distro in a separate package. You will need to restart PC/SC after installation, then just plug the key into a USB port.
(Note: these instructions are for x86 architectures; using another architecture like AMD64 is possible, but requires the use of 32-bit versions of PC/SC Lite and Firefox, plus some more work.)