Smartcard PIN change via card reader keypad?

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Mon Jun 7 12:48:31 CEST 2010

Am Montag 07 Juni 2010 08:22:07 schrieb Simon Josefsson:

> I'm using the keyboard on my smartcard reader to enter the PIN and it
> works fine with GnuPG.  I'm using a SCM SPR-532.  Maybe your reader
> isn't supported?

I have that reader model, too. The normal card usage works. (Not without 
problems but I don't know whether they are software or hardware related.)

When I use the keys on the card then gpg always asks me to use the reader 
keypad. Do you have a special configuration so that it does this for changing 
the PIN, too?

This is in the log file:
gpg-agent[3472.9] DBG: -> PASSWD  1
gpg-agent[3472.9] DBG: <- INQUIRE NEEDPIN ||Bitte die PIN eingeben
2010-06-07 12:38:51 gpg-agent[3472] starting a new PIN Entry
2010-06-07 12:38:51 gpg-agent[3472] DBG: connection to PIN entry established

Usually (signing) it has this message:
 ||Bitte die PIN eingeben%0A[Sigs erzeugt: 6]

(meaning: "please enter PIN [sigs created: 6]")


PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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