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Nitrokey is an open-source USB security token. It has a variety of models capable of

  • Hard drive encryption
  • Email encryption
  • One time password generation
  • Password management
  • Creating hidden volumes
  • PKI/CA management
  • FIDO2 authentication

This article provides an overview of installation of Nitrokey on Gentoo.

For OS-independent instructions to configure it, refer to the "Installation" section of the official website.

For specific applications, refer to "Application" section of the official website.


Nitrokey provides software that allows the user to configure their device. To install it - run:

root #emerge --ask app-crypt/nitrokey-app