exclusive vs. shared smart card access

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Sep 2 13:33:06 CEST 2015

On Tue,  1 Sep 2015 10:48, achim at pietig.com said:

> It will be helpful if scdaemon can release the card including power
> down by a special command that can be used from other applications.

  $ gpgconf --kill scdaemon

does this.

> Or the user can define a timeout (e. g. in gpg.conf) after that the
> card is released if he works with several independant card tools at
> the same PC.


  card-timeout 1

into scdaemon.conf and run

  $ gpg-connect-agent 'SCD DISCONNECT' /bye

if you need to get access to the card.



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