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Scute 1.6.0 released

The GnuPG Project is pleased to announce the availability of Scute

Scute is a PKCS#11 module built around the GnuPG Agent and the GnuPG
Smart Card Daemon. It allows you to use an OpenPGP or a PIV smart card
for TLS client authentication and S/MIME mail and document signing.

Noteworthy changes in version 1.6.0 (2019-09-10)

* PIV cards are now supported in addition to OpenPGP cards.

* Key selection is delegated to GpgSM, resulting in faster operations.

* The license has been changed to the GNU Lesser General Public License,
version 2.1 or later.

* Scute now requires at a minimum the current stable version of GnuPG
(2.2.0); advanced PIV card support needs the current GnuPG development



Source code is hosted at the GnuPG FTP server and its mirror as listed
as <>. On the primary server the
source tarball and its signature are:

The same files are also available via HTTP:

Signing key

The tarball is signed by the maintainer's key:

rsa4096 2014-03-14
Key fingerprint = 4FA2 0823 62FE 73AD 03B8 8830 A8DC 7067 E25F BABB
Damien Goutte-Gattat <>

That key is available via a WKD lookup:

$ gpg --locate-key


Scute is copyright by g10 Code GmbH and licensed under the GNU Lesser
General Public License version 2.1 or later (LGPLv2.1+). The full text
of the license is included in the COPYING.LESSER file of the source

Note that this is a change compared to previous releases of Scute, which
were licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later
with an additional exception.


The Scute manual is included in the source distribution and is also
available online at <>. For
community support, you may ask on the gnupg-users mailing list

If you need commercial support, check out

Maintenance and development of Scute and of GnuPG as a whole is mostly
financed by donations. Please consider donating via

Happy hacking!