Setting up an IC card reader (macOS)

You can use an NTT Communications IC card reader in macOS.
Make sure to read the following notes before you do so.


  • USB power supply problems on Mac computers can prevent card readers from recognizing cards correctly.
    If the issues persist when you connect directly to the USB port on your machine, use a self-powered USB hub.
  • As the Tokyo Institute of Technology has yet to verify the operability of the Request System for Goods, etc.,on macOS, you may not be able to get help with issues that occur as a result of a version update or other similar procedures.
  • Please use certain IC card readers which are found to be operated, ACR39-NTTCom, ACR1251CL-NTTCom, ACR1251DI-NTTCom, SCR3310V2.0 and uTrust4701F.

Operating verification environment
Please note Safari and Google Chrome is not available

  • macOS Mojave 10.14*1
  • macOS Catalina 10.15*1
  • macOS Big Sur 11(M1/Intel)*1
  • macOS Monterey 12(M1/Intel)*1
  • *1 Operating Firefox only

Installing drivers and the certificate management tool

As you will need to restart your computer after installation is complete, make sure that
you have closed all your open applications before starting the installation procedure.

  1. Click this link (accessible to on-campus users only) to download the dmg file.
  2. Mount the dmg file and hold down the Control key, click, and select "Open".
  3. Click "Open".

  4. Click "Continue".
  5. Choose an installation location and click "Install".
  6. Enter your administrator password and click "Continue Installation".
  7. Click "Restart".
  8. When you IC card Auth. with Firefox for the first time, you need to add security devices.
    Please see Setup in Windows for more on the procedures.
    *Please note that Safari and Google Chrome is not available.

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Updated: February 1, 2021
Created by: The Authentication Infrastructure System Team

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