Configure PIV/CAC Mode

Configure default PIV/CAC mode and control whether the user may switch between PIV or CAC modes (if their devices support both PIV and CAC modes)..


Supported on: Windows 10

If allowed, the user may switch their devices between PIV or CAC modes for their session (if the device supports both PIV and CAC modes).

Allow users to select PIV/CAC mode
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Symantec\PKI Client\4
Value NameAllowUserCacPreference
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0

Select which mode to use as a default.

Set PIV/CAC default


  1. PIV Mode
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Symantec\PKI Client\4
    Value NameCacPreference
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. CAC Mode
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Symantec\PKI Client\4
    Value NameCacPreference
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1


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