SmartCard utilities/libraries for PKCS#11/15 compatible cards
This package provides a set of libraries and utilities to access smart
cards. Its main focus is on cards that support cryptographic operations,
and facilitate their use in security applications such as mail encryption,
authentication, and digital signature. OpenSC implements the PKCS#11
API so applications supporting this API such as Mozilla Firefox and
Thunderbird can use it. OpenSC implements the PKCS#15 standard and aims
to be compatible with every software that does so, too.
It depends on: pcsc-lite and openct (both of which are available on
You may need to edit /etc/opensc.conf in order to use a particular backend
Beware! Smartcards have usually a limited number of times you may try a
wrong PIN/PUK combination before they become inoperable/permanently
blocked. You have been warned!
Maintained by: LukenShiro
Approved by: rworkman
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)