Install SafeNet eToken PRO on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Since I run Ubuntu on my workstation at work I need a working eToken, so every time I upgrade (follow LTS releases) I have to make sure the eToken works. Because some have reported the installation steps I have described for 14.04 are not working for 16.04 I have decided to update the steps for the latest LTS.

Download the new client software at:

Unpack the source:


Prepare the install:

mkdir temp ; sudo mount -o loop SAC_9_1_Linux.iso ./temp


dpkg -i temp/Installation/Standard/DEB/SafenetAuthenticationClient-9.1.7-0_amd64.deb


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 This information is somewhat outdated as most of us are using a more recent version of Ubuntu today.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.


Goodbye OSX, hello Ubuntu!

ubuntu_mac_miniBecause of some features in the latest stable XBMC release I felt the urge to upgrade my XBMC install from 12.3 to the latest stable version. Somewhere I have read XBMC 13 “Gotham” had dropped support for OSX 10.6, so I decided to migrate to Ubuntu, because my old Mac mini didn’t support a newer release of OSX.

Situation before:

Hardware: Mac mini 1,1 (2006 model)
Operating system: Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Media Player software: XBMC 12.3 “Frodo”

The Mac Mini is equipped with a Core Duo 1.83 CPU and 2G memory, but more important, it has the Broadcom Crystal HD card on-board (BCM70015). Have a look at this older post about that subject.

New situation:

Same hardware
Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386
Media Player software: XBMC 13.2 “Gotham”

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