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Fedora and gpg-agent

While it was quite easy to set up my Fellowship smartcard for SSH logins on Debian GNU/Linux following this instructions I never managed to get it working on Fedora GNU/Linux. At some point of time I just gave up. Today finally I found a solution in an on-line forum. The problem was that gpg-agent always stopped with the error message: $ gpg-agent gpg-agent[2857]: can't connect to `/home/schiesbn/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or directory gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session By default the gpg-agent on Fedora creates the socket in /tmp instead of in /home/schiesbn/. Read more...

Login with GnuPG smartcard

Libpam-poldi allows you to use your Fellowship crypto card to log in your GNU/Linux system. First check if poldi detects your cardreader: ‘poldi-ctrl -d’. Unfortunately some cardreader doesn’t work with poldi and the existing free driver. For example the cardma4040 needs the non-free driver from Omnikey. If poldi successfully detected your cardreader you can start to configure poldi. Poldi has a pretty good documentation so i will keep my explanations rather short. Read more...