GPG, subkeys smartcard and computer

Peter Lebbing peter at
Sun Feb 19 12:19:35 CET 2017

Hi Stefano,

On 19/02/17 09:41, Stefano Tranquillini wrote:
> I think I can have multiple A subkeys, not like E keys that only the
> last is used, and use them to ssh servers if all these subkeys are
> added to the server

It depends on how the authorized authentication keys are added to the
server. If you just manually put them in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys, sure,
no problem. But Andrew did just write:

On 17/02/17 15:11, Andrew Gallagher wrote:
> Some systems will only authenticate against the most recently created
> A subkey.

I have no personal experience, but I think it's possible this relates to
MonkeySphere handling the authorized keys on the server?



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