Nitrokey HSM with GNU/Linux

  1. Install OpenSC. You need at least version 0.19. You can find recent builds for debian-based systems like Ubuntu here if your system does not have the newest version of OpenSC. Alternatively, install this driver (source).
  2. If you didn’t do so already, change the default SO-PIN (“3537363231383830”) to your own choices. See these instructions. Afterwards you can begin to generate new keys.

Your Nitrokey is now ready to use. Checkout the various use cases and supported applications.