Smart Card Use with GnuPG

Benjamin Donnachie benjamin at
Wed Nov 29 16:07:24 CET 2006

Adam Gould wrote:
> I was looking into Smart Cards for use with GnuPG email encryption (I'm
> running Windows XP with Thunderbird and Enigmail) and found that the
> OpenPGP Smart Card from g10code only supports 1024 bit RSA keys.

The gnupg-pkcs11[1] patches /may/ do what you want; it enables the use
of PKCS#11 tokens with gnupg.  But I haven't haven't had chance to look
into it in detail yet.

Also, I am in the process of starting an "open openpgp" implementation
and one of the goals is to support 4096 bit RSA.  See [2] to join the
mailing list and read the archives.



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