OpenPGP Card

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at
Wed Sep 7 19:05:56 CEST 2005

Zeljko Vrba wrote:
> Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
>  >
>> But the work needs to be moved into gpg-agent... :(
> You were referring to my PKCS#11 patch.. After studying the GPG
> architecture a bit, I think this needs to be moved into the scdaemon.
> gpg-agent actually does nothing with smart-cards - it uses scdaemon to
> do the work.
> Which is good, since the scdaemon's work is pretty simple; much simpler
> than that of gpg-agent's.
> The communication PROTOCOL (not API!) is publicly defined and is
> UNIX-socket based. I believe that writing a BSD-licensed PKCS#11 version
> of scdaemon is feasible. Then you use the 'p11-scdaemon' (let's call it
> that way) instead of the gpg's and voila! You have PKCS#11 support.
> Opinions?

Great! Super! Amazing!
If you can do it with a little effort I will glad to check and 
use it.

But after looking at the source... it does not looked like a 
very simple interface...

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.

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