changing the passphrase of the secret key stored in the GnuPG card

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Jun 11 20:07:12 CEST 2017

How could I change the passphrase I have entered while generating the
keys on the GnuPG card? I tried with no success:

$ LANG=C gpg2 --edit-key Matthias passwd
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.19; Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Secret key is available.

sec  rsa4096/47CCF7E476FE9D11
     created: 2017-05-14  expires: never       usage: SC  
     card-no: 0005 0000532B
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/6AA5C5C451A1CD1C
     created: 2017-05-14  expires: never       usage: A   
     card-no: 0005 0000532B
ssb  rsa4096/61F1ECB625C9A6C3
     created: 2017-05-14  expires: never       usage: E   
     card-no: 0005 0000532B
[ultimate] (1). Matthias Apitz (GnuPG CCID) <guru at>

Key has only stub or on-card key items - no passphrase to change.




Matthias Apitz, ✉ guru at, ⌂  ☎ +49-176-38902045
Public GnuPG key:
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