Enigmail Test Builds for SmartCard Support
christian.rank at rz.uni-passau.de
Tue May 17 08:39:58 CEST 2005
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> I have implemented support for OpenPGP SmartCards into Enigmail:
> - set card owner data
> - key creation
> - PIN administration
> - Using the card for message processing (sign/decrypt)
> Since my usual testers don't have OpenPGP SmartCards, I'm looking for
> some people who could help me testing the new functionality.
> The test builds of Enigmail are available for Thunderbird 1.0, and
> Thunderbird trunk builds on Windows and Linux:
I've tested the new version with my OpenPGP Smartcard and Thunderbird 1.0.2.
In the function "Manage SmartCard", the fields "Firstname" and "Name"
seem to be swapped.
The functions "Edit Card Data" and "Change PIN" work perfectly for me,
as well as signing operations.
I have the following suggestions for improvements:
Since accessing the smart card takes a few seconds, it would be nice if
during smart card operations an alert box like "accessing smart card,
please stand by" would be displayed.
If smartcard operations are attempted without a smartcard in the reader,
just the gpg error messages are displayed. It would be nice if a prompt
like "please insert smartcard" would be displayed.
Thanks for developing this great tool which makes encryption and signing
of messages really easy!
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