smartcard and ssh

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at
Fri Feb 2 22:54:52 CET 2007

On 2/2/07, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> On Fri,  2 Feb 2007 14:00, at said:
> > mope, I didn't. I tried installing it (as part of the gpgsm package) but
> > the /usr/lib/gnupg/pcsc-wrapper seems to be missing in the package :(
> If you have an USB reader, try using the internal ccid-driver.  You
> need to stop the pcscd first.  You may test it with the plain gpg - it
> will also use the ccid-driver (--debug-ccid-driver helps to detect
> problems).  Make sure that the usbfs is loaded and that the
> permissions are correct .  The smart card howto at
> should be helpful.

Or if your smartcard supports PKCS#11 interface you can use the
gnupg-pkcs11-scd from and OpenSSH
PKCS#11 from, this
way you can use your smartcard with many application at the same time
without stopping any interface or making the card locked by one of

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.

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