Install SafeNet eToken PRO on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install SafeNet eToken PRO on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Some time ago I wrote an installation guide on how to install the Aladdin eToken on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This information is somewhat outdated as most of us are using a more recent version of Ubuntu today. I still use the eToken at work on a Ubuntu 14.04 system, but for the software to work I ended up with a 32-bit installation.

With the help of Ionut D’s comment I managed to install the SafeNet eToken software on a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 system. I have documented the needed steps below.

sudo apt-get install pcscd libccid libqt4-core libqt4-gui hal-info

Download and install libhal1:

sudo dpkg -i libhal1_0.5.14-8_amd64.deb

Download and install libhal-storage1:

sudo dpkg -i libhal-storage1_0.5.14-8_amd64.deb

Download, unzip and install SafenetAuthenticationClient-8.3:

sudo dpkg -i SAC\ 8.3\ Linux/Installation/Standard/DEB/SafenetAuthenticationClient-8.3.34-0_amd64.deb

The installation of the software ran without any errors. Next thing is to insert your eToken and enter ‘safe’ in Dash to open the client gui and verify your eToken device is recognized.