ECC and smartcards

Achim Pietig achim at
Mon Jan 9 09:42:16 CET 2012


I was on vacation, sorry for my late answer...

Yes, ECC is planned for the next OpenPGP smart card specification.
I had several discussions on this topic with Werner, but we found no time to finalise it.

Main problem at the moment is that the OpenPGP white paper for ECC is basing on NIST curves.
All available cards in Europe (my test samples etc.) support Brainpool only, because Brainpool
is the comming standard in most smart card standards like ISO and CEN.


Am 03.01.2012 15:29, schrieb Werner Koch:
> On Tue,  3 Jan 2012 12:28, benjamin at said:
>> Are there any plans to include ECC support within the OpenPGP Smartcard
>> specification?
> Achim planned to do so.  However, we have not yet found the time to work
> it out.  A main goal would be to make is easy to implement in GnuPG 2.1.
>> If not, would a proposal be welcome?
> Achim?
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner

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