content of private-keys-v1.d
dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Wed Feb 8 13:31:25 CET 2017
On 02/08/2017 12:13 PM, Marko Bauhardt wrote:
> You mean that this “stub” contains no information which can be use to
Yes. The stub contains only the serial number of the smartcard on which
the private key is stored.
> Or in other words in case someone steal this key, he/she can nothing
> do with that particular key, only in case the GPG key is located on
> a smartcard?
The stub is completely useless without the corresponding smartcard, yes.
> But if the key is not on the smart card this corresponding key can
> be use to sign/enc/auth?
If the key is not on a smartcard, then the file contains the whole
private key. Note, however, that the key is stored in an encrypted form,
which means that stealing the file is not enough: your attacker would
also need to know your passphrase to make any use of the key.
> I can not really find some detailed documentation of the
> `private-keys-v1.d` folder. Do you have some docu?
I don't think it has really been documented. I guess the source code
*is* the documentation.
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