Using Smartcards without it's public key

Werner Koch wk at
Sat Mar 3 22:14:12 CET 2012

On Fri,  2 Mar 2012 10:49, Mustrum at said:

> Can I use my openPGP smartcard  to decrypt a file with a empty keyring ?

No. Public OpenPGP keys are often pretty lare and would not fit on the
card.  Thus we decided not to do it at all.

My usually advise is to put an URL to the public key into the URL field
and then use the fetch sub command of the --card-edit menu to retrieve
the key.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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