How to enable Windows Admin Center for smart card on Server 2019 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've installed Windows Admin Center on a Server 2019 server.  How do I enable it to use smart card credentials?  When I use chrome to connect to the WAC on the server it only prompts for username and password.
    Friday, July 10, 2020 10:35 PM


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  • Hi,


    You should enforce smartcard authentication by specifying an additional required group for smartcard-based security groups.


    Once you have added a smartcard-based security group, a user can only access the Windows Admin Center service if they are a member of any security group AND a smartcard group included in the users list.


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    • Marked as answer by M H D Monday, July 13, 2020 9:44 PM
    Monday, July 13, 2020 5:34 AM
  • I'll confirm, although that's the process I followed and Chrome still prompts for a user name and password.

    Monday, July 13, 2020 6:47 PM
  • Thanks, I had specified the domain group in the access tab but didn't notate it as domain\group name

    Now when opening the WAC it doesn't prompt for credentials.


    Monday, July 13, 2020 9:53 PM