Setting KDF-DO#

(Nitrokey Start - macOS)

At the moment it is only possible to set the KDF-DO, when the Nitrokey Start is empty (just after a factory reset).

Overview#

  1. Run factory reset

  2. Set up KDF-DO using GnuPG

  3. Change Admin PIN (optional; without keys only Admin PIN change is possible)

  4. Import / generate keys

  5. Change User and Admin PIN

Setting KDF-DO using GnuPG#

  1. Run gpg2 –card-edit

  2. $ admin

  3. $ kdf-setup

  4. Enter Admin PIN

  5. Verify current state state by looking at the card details (gpg2 –card-status), where KDF setting ……: on should be visible, e.g.:

Max. PIN lengths .: 127 127 127
PIN retry counter : 3 3 3
Signature counter : 0
KDF setting ......: on
Signature key ....: [none]

Tested with#

  • gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.20 / 2.2.25

  • Nitrokey Start RTM.10

  • Curve 25519 keys