Cannot use keypad on SCM SPR 532 card reader

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21 May, 2015 08:54 AM

first of all, thanks a lot for your work, I appreciate it very much. Unfortunately the keypad on my SCM SPR 532 card reader is not recognized. It can be used in the Terminal, but not as an input device in the authentification dialog of gpgtools. Do I have to configure something differently, or is this a known issue?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Mento on 24 Jul, 2015 10:57 AM

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    no one in our team has a card reader with a pinpad, so we have never tested this case.
    Can you please send us a screencast, showing the operation with the terminal and without it?
    So i could possible fix this bug.

    Regards, Mento

  2. 2 Posted by Anonymous Cowar... on 15 Oct, 2015 12:05 PM

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    Unfortunately, I'm not able to make a screencast. Can I also describe the procedure? If so, which information do you need?

    To make a long story short: When GPGTools ask me to enter my PIN, any input on the physical keys of the card reader is not recognized. When the I use the terminal and enter the PIN there, it recognizes the use of the physical buttons of the card reader.

    As an addition. I always have to »activate« the reader using the gpg --card-status command in the terminal.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Mento on 20 Oct, 2015 09:13 AM

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    Can you use the card reader to enter something in a "normal" terminal window or just only when gpg asks for a password?

  4. 4 Posted by Anonymous Cowar... on 22 Oct, 2015 09:44 AM

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    No, I can only input using the physical buttons on the card reader, when gpg asks for input. Otherwise it gets ignored.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Mento on 29 Oct, 2015 10:06 AM

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    currently we have no support for such keypads in pinentry-mac.
    I have attached the ticket for this feature.

    Regards, Mento

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 10 Feb, 2016 02:15 PM.

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