Importing an off-card backup of the encryption key of a Nitrokey fails with "no user ID"

Ralf sourcelime at
Wed Oct 25 16:15:41 CEST 2017

> There is no tool yet to do this.  Let's track this at

thanks, good to know I wasn't missing something obvious here.

An option for "--import" sounds great, that was what I was looking for 
intuitively, something that would allow me to specify the user id / the 
hash of the public key.

I am curious, from a user-perspective, couldn't GnuPG be trying to be 
very helpful with importing the secret key and "just do the right thing" 
and scan if there is a matching public key in the keyring?



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