changing the passphrase of the secret key stored in the GnuPG card
guru at unixarea.de
Sun Jun 11 21:48:47 CEST 2017
El día domingo, junio 11, 2017 a las 09:37:51p. m. +0200, Peter Lebbing escribió:
> On 11/06/17 21:05, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > I know, but I want to change the passphrase, not the PIN.
> They are the same thing, it's just a choice of terminology. Since user
> authentication to a smartcard is traditionally done using numerics only
> and card readers with PINpads also usually only use numerics, the term
> PIN has become commonly used (Personal Identification Number). But
> under GnuPG, you can use alphanumerics and symbols, and it is more
> correct to call it a passphrase.
I have the feeling, we talk about different things. When I generated the
keys on the card, the following part of the dialog appeared in my
This key (or subkey) is not protected with a passphrase. Please enter a new passphrase to export it.
gpg: Note: backup of card key saved to '/home/guru/.gnupg/sk_61F1ECB625C9A6C3.gpg'
gpg: /home/guru/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 47CCF7E476FE9D11 marked as ultimately trusted
gpg: directory '/home/guru/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d' created
gpg: revocation certificate stored as '/home/guru/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d/5E69FBAC1618562CB3CBFBC147CCF7E476FE9D11.rev'
public and secret key created and signed.
My question remains: How can I change (or verify) the above Passphrase I
Matthias Apitz, ✉ guru at unixarea.de, ⌂ http://www.unixarea.de/ ☎ +49-176-38902045
Public GnuPG key: http://www.unixarea.de/key.pub
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