Smartcard to decrypt a Filesystem

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 3 15:19:25 CET 2005

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 09:13:30AM +0100, Björn Klement wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to store a key on a smartcard. And now I want to use the smartcard token to access to an encrypted filesystem or file. I tried to crypt a Filesystem with losetup.
> gpg --decrypt /tmp/key.gpg | /sbin/losetup -e AES128 /dev/loop0 /dev/hda6 -p 0
> mount /dev/loop0 /crypto
> It works fine, but the key is stored local and I want to store the
> key on a Aladdin Etoken Pro. And other People with the key an there
> Token should also decrypt the fs.

Get yourself one of these:

and you're all set.


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