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How to Setup CAC/PIV Cards on Ubuntu Linux 20.04LTS

NOTE: Verified to work with PIV/CAC Cards NOTE: Do not use a Regular USB if you are traveling. Only use a Military Grade FIPS 140-2, Level 3 Certified Device. Do Not use that Fingerprint reader garbage. What if your finger got chopped off? Use a Pin you can easily remember because if you forget it, your VM and data on the USB will be toast and not recoverable.  NOTE: This tutorial is for a bare-metal Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS laptop, not a virtual machine. Make sure you encrypt your laptop during OS installation. Do NOT be an idiot and use the same encryption password as the OS login. https://www.amazon.com/iStorage-datAshur-PRO2-Secure-Encrypted/dp/B07VK7JTQT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=istorage+datashur&qid=1625886216&sr=8-1 1. Purchase an ACS Smart Card reader (Manufacturer Code: ACR39U-N1) https://www.amazon.com/ACS-ACR39U-N1-Pocketmate-II/dp/B0758TS5JR https://www.acs.com.hk/en/products/426/acr39u-n1-pocketmate-ii-smart-card-reader-usb-type-a/ (PS/SC Drivers are located