Gnuk+GnuPG Explained for Debian Developers and Users

Speaker: NIIBE Yutaka

Track: Security

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)


Room: Xueshan (雪山) Live Stream

Time: Aug 03 (Fri), 17:30

Duration: 0:20

Now, Ed25519/X25519 is getting popular, Gnuk Token can be a practical choice for Debian Developers and Users. In this short talk, we will explain the typical use case of Gnuk Token with GnuPG, and how GnuPG components (gpg front-end, gpg-agent, and scdaemon) interact.

We will explain:

  • Use of gpg-agent as ssh-agent
  • Storing private keys on physically independent device may reduce the attack surface
  • Using Gnuk Token is convenient when we use multiple computers

This is an extension to the talk in Debconf17 (GnuPG 2.1 Explained for Everyone).