Question about redundant smartcard setup

kho skaainet at
Fri Aug 19 17:59:24 CEST 2022

Of course, you are right. I could store it digitally on a encrypted disk
and even on paper. And like you say they are not really gone. Thanks for
the tip.

On 8/19/22 15:21, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2022 14:48, kho said:
>> 4. Another approach is that I could for example have created just 3
>> subkeys (not 6) and copied all 3 to smartcard1 and again to smartcard2.
>> I thought that having those subkeys separately is ideal, specially in a
>> occasion were smartcard2 is stolen. Then I revoke the smartcard2 subkeys
> No need to.  Save a paper copy of the keys before you remove them from
> the disk.  If both cards are broken you can still type the keys in and
> create a new smartcard.  Exact procedures depend on your threat model.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner

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