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revocation troubles & smartcard troubles
Dear GnuPG,

I am already using GnuPG for a long time. But try to improve my
understanding of and working with it.
I became a member of Free Software Foundation Europe, and got a
smartcard. I wanted to use it.

And that is where the trouble started:
I intended to copy all my personal keys to the smart card.
In Kleopatra, I selected "Tools/Manage smartcards"
Then I selected "Import a certificate from a file", and selected files
from my laptop.
I was under the impression that I was copying files to the smartcard.
By doing so, I not only selected my private key but also my revocation
key (because, why should I enable a thief of my laptop to revoke my key?).
And then it appeared that I had revoked my entire key pair. Unintended!
Apparently, under smartcard management, I was not at all copying files
to the smartcard. Apparently, I was doing something else. Did I at all
copy files to the smartcard?

Questions:
Can I UNrevoke that key?
How can I see what is on the smartcard?
How can I copy files to the smartcard?

I studied the GnuPG Smartcard How-To
(www.gnupg.org/howtos/card-howto/en/smartcard-howto.html), but that is
entirely linux oriented.
I am working on a win7 system.

Can anyone help me further?

Thanks!

Roland
Re: revocation troubles & smartcard troubles [ In reply to ]
As long as you did not publish reports revocation, delete the key and re-import it without the revocation cert.

Am 3. September 2018 17:03:19 MESZ schrieb "Roland Siemons (P)" <Siemons@CleanFuels.nl>:
>Dear GnuPG,
>
>I am already using GnuPG for a long time. But try to improve my
>understanding of and working with it.
>I became a member of Free Software Foundation Europe, and got a
>smartcard. I wanted to use it.
>
>And that is where the trouble started:
>I intended to copy all my personal keys to the smart card.
>In Kleopatra, I selected "Tools/Manage smartcards"
>Then I selected "Import a certificate from a file", and selected files
>from my laptop.
>I was under the impression that I was copying files to the smartcard.
>By doing so, I not only selected my private key but also my revocation
>key (because, why should I enable a thief of my laptop to revoke my
>key?).
>And then it appeared that I had revoked my entire key pair. Unintended!
>Apparently, under smartcard management, I was not at all copying files
>to the smartcard. Apparently, I was doing something else. Did I at all
>copy files to the smartcard?
>
>Questions:
>Can I UNrevoke that key?
>How can I see what is on the smartcard?
>How can I copy files to the smartcard?
>
>I studied the GnuPG Smartcard How-To
>(www.gnupg.org/howtos/card-howto/en/smartcard-howto.html), but that is
>entirely linux oriented.
>I am working on a win7 system.
>
>Can anyone help me further?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Roland

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