PIV and AD

How do a PIV card that is plugged into a keyboard on login and AD work together to determine that it is me logging in?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The smartcard contains a certificate that is unique to you. the certificate AND the login ID are checked and if they match you are given permission. The administrators can determine what happens if the smart card is removed .. i.e. lock computer, do nothing, logoff user.

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