Setting up The udev Rules For nitropy#

To be able to access your devices without root privileges, nitropy requires the Nitrokey udev rules. These rules are shipped with libnitrokey. If you don’t have libnitrokey or if you need a newer version, you can install the rules manually:

sudo mv 41-nitrokey.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

After installing the rules, you need to reload them:

sudo udevadm control --reload-rules && sudo udevadm trigger

If you still cannot access your device, try again after rebooting your system.


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