What's New

  • 2011-07-30 -- Version gnupg-pkcs11-scd-0.7.3 available.
  • 2011-04-09 -- Version gnupg-pkcs11-scd-0.7.2 available.


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gnupg-pkcs11 is a project to implement a BSD-licensed smart-card daemon to enable the use of PKCS#11 tokens with GnuPG. The motivation behind this project originates in the following two threads:

PKCS#11 is the de-facto standard for accessing cryptographic tokens, and thus we strongly disagree with WK's attitude towards it.

The patch mentioned in the above threads is unmaintained, so we decided to implement PKCS#11 support "the right way". gnupg-pkcs11 is a (hopefully) drop-in replacement for the smart-card daemon (scd) shipped with GnuPG.


  • Zeljko Vrba
  • Alon Bar-Lev