restoring SmartCard key with off-card copy

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Sep 28 15:50:54 CEST 2011

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:09, achim.cloer at said:

> Is there any possibility to import the off-card-backup into a normal
> keyring in GPG without using a SmartCard?

There is no feature for it.  You may use gpgsplit to manually construct
a key from such a backup.  You need to take the keybinding signature etc
from the matching public key.  I have not tried, it though.  If you look
on the backup file using "gpg --list-packets" wyou will see that it is a
standard secret key packets - but just that packet without any
self-signatures or user-ids.



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