Configure use of smart cards on fixed data drives

This policy setting allows you to specify whether smart cards can be used to authenticate user access to the BitLocker-protected fixed data drives on a computer.

If you enable this policy setting smart cards can be used to authenticate user access to the drive. You can require a smart card authentication by selecting the "Require use of smart cards on fixed data drives" check box.

Note: These settings are enforced when turning on BitLocker, not when unlocking a drive. BitLocker will allow unlocking a drive with any of the protectors available on the drive.

If you disable this policy setting, users are not allowed to use smart cards to authenticate their access to BitLocker-protected fixed data drives.

If you do not configure this policy setting, smart cards can be used to authenticate user access to a BitLocker-protected drive.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\FVE
Value NameFDVAllowUserCert
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Require use of smart cards on fixed data drives
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\FVE
Value NameFDVEnforceUserCert
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

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