Using yubikey in the linux mint virtual machine of VMWare Workstation

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At first, I simply thought that it was like a U disk, simply plugged the Yubikey into the computer, and then directly selected to connect to the client machine in VMWare. There are logs in dmessge, but gpg –card-status cannot be found.

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According to Yubikey’s support documentation, you need to connect a non-Shared Yubikey to the client, namely Yubikey.

The specific setting method is.

1. Check the Yubikey ID Values ​​of your corresponding model here and write it down
2. Close the client
3. Edit the .vmx file of the corresponding client and add these lines in it:

 usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE" usb.generic.allowLastHID = "TRUE" usb.quirks.device0 = "0x1050:0x0407 allow"

The value of usb.quirks.device0 should correspond to your Yubikey model. The above are for Yubikey 4 and 5.

Finally, power on the virtual machine, select the connection, and then configure gpg

 ➜ gpg --card-status gpg: selecting card failed: Service is not running gpg: OpenPGP card not available: Service is not running ➜ pkill gpg-agent ➜ gpg --card-status Reader ...........: Yubico YubiKey OTP FIDO CCID ...

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