Should Poldi lock the smart card when the screen locks?

Franklin, Jason jason.franklin at
Wed Sep 25 15:56:53 CEST 2019

On 9/25/19 8:13 AM, Alexander Paetzelt | Nitrokey via Gnupg-devel wrote:
> My message was a bit misleading, I am afraid. I mixed up some things in
> my head...
> The proposed "maybe-solution" would only work with newer cards following
> the OpenPGP Card standard (v3.1). I am not sure if you would like to use
> this for a general purpose screen locker. Thus, I guess the solution
> that Werner proposed is much better (killing scdaemon when locking the
> screen), especially because I think it is working for all cards that
> make use of poldi. So this would be a more general approach. Did you
> already think about that solution?

That is currently the method my colleague uses to solve the problem.  I
had hoped that a more general solution could be deployed that would work
across desktop environments.

Perhaps this is not feasible.

Jason Franklin

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