Decryption w/o public key does not work in GnuPG 2.3.2
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Aug 26 11:00:10 CEST 2021
On Wed, 25 Aug 2021 21:36, Thomas Cage said:
> I have installed the new 2.3.2 version which supports "decryption w/o
> public key but with correct card inserted" with commit 50293ec2eb.
The description is a bit too brief. What we do is to lookup the key on
a configured LDAP server. This allows to start using a new box
immediately by simply inserting your smartcard. It is a feature for
> I have tried it out with a couple files encrypted with a public key
> that got lost recently but the private key remains in my smart card. $
You need to get the public key or re-create it. To do this you need to
know the creation time. This can be done by looping over a range of
dates - unfortunately tehre is still no tool to do this.
> Am I using this feature in the correct way? I just hope my files won't
> get lost forever. Thanks a lot!
It is a matter ot the available tools or the time required to write them
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