OpenSC Alternatives

    OpenSC is described as 'provides a set of libraries and utilities to work with smart cards. Mainly on cards that support cryptographic operations, and facilitate their use in security applications such as authentication, mail encryption and digital signatures'. There are four alternatives to OpenSC for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is YubiKey PIV Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSC are Pkcs11Admin (Free, Open Source), Cardpeek (Free, Open Source) and PUPPICAD (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 2017

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      The YubiKey PIV Manager enables you to configure a PIV-enabled YubiKey through a graphical user interface.
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    1. Pkcs11Admin is an open-source GUI tool for administration of PKCS#11 enabled devices (smartcards, HSMs etc.) which runs under .NET 4.5 on MS Windows and under Mono 3.X on Linux and Mac OS X.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Cardpeek is a Linux/Windows/Mac OS X tool to read the contents of ISO7816 smart cards. It features a GTK GUI to represent card data is a tree view, and is extensible with a scripting language (LUA).
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    2. PUPPICAD is a free Computational Design and Engineering Development Environment. PUPPICAD features over 3000 different node types, for visual programming, mathematics and computational geometry.
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