This page is largely historical. In October 2017, the FSFE stopped issuing SmartCards for new supporters.
Here you can find our howtos for setting up your computer to use your the Fellowship smart card.
Basic setup: Of course, you need GnuPG, either gpg or gpg2 will do. We recommend to install gpg-agent and scdaemon as well. Depending on your system, you may need to configure udev (or hotplug, its predecessor on older systems) to work with your card reader. If gpg --card-status (or gpg2 --card-status) shows your card’s contents on a freshly booted system, such configuration should not be necessary.
Using the card:
Howtos for proprietary systems: