[openssl-users] Smartcard cert used for encrypt\decrypt

Antonio Iacono antiac at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 14:18:32 UTC 2019

> Does anybody know how to use the smartcard to encrypt and decrypt files?

Hi Boyd,

there are many ways to encrypt/decrypto with smartcard but since you
wrote to the list of OpenSSL I answer you how to do with OpenSSL.
In the meantime you need two other software, in addition to openssl,
the engine and the pkcs11 library.
A step-by-step guide can be found here:


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