Problem with Gemalto USB Shell Token V2
cathy.smith at pnl.gov
Tue Oct 12 22:03:42 CEST 2010
Does anyone have the Gemalto USB working with Red Hat 5.5?
Cathy L. Smith
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Email: cathy.smith at pnl.gov
From: gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of Mukund Sivaraman
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 5:48 AM
To: tiago at forked.de
Cc: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: Problem with Gemalto USB Shell Token V2
I just purchased OpenPGP cards and Gemalto USB Shell Token V2 readers (see <https://www.mukund.org/>). They work perfectly for me.
I'll explain what I use to access them. Maybe you can adapt it to your own use.
1) Start the pcscd service on your distro. This is a daemon that is distributed in the PCSC-Lite package. On Fedora, as root you can run:
service pcscd start && chkconfig pcscd on
2) Add the "disable-ccid" option to gpg.conf. This will make GnuPG use PCSC-Lite to access the card, instead of the built-in CCID driver.
This in itself should be enough to get the card working properly. You can do gpg --card-status to see the card, gpg --card-edit to edit the card.
I have all this working on my stock Fedora 13 install with the following versions of packages:
To configure other things such as SSH authentication keys, etc., you will have to configure gpg-agent to start during desktop session startup, make environment variables available to the shell (man gpg-agent), and also perhaps disable some things if you are using GNOME.
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