wk at gnupg.org
Tue Dec 14 16:11:56 CET 2004
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:52:11 +0100, Nicolas BONARDELLE said:
> Does gpg-agent cache private keys like ssh-agent does or only password ?
> (I'm not sure because my MUA - thunderbid - says it uses it as a
Actually it should handle the private keys as ssh-agent does. However
this does for now only work with gpgsm and not with gpg. For gpg, it
merely caches the passphrase.
> For info, I'm trying to use an USB key to wear my GnuPG keyrings.
> The main goal is to insert the USB key only once per session, type my
> password in and remove it.
Ah, that won't work at all because gpg-agent always reads the
protected private keys from disk and the used the cached passphrase to
unprotect and use them. (as said only gpgsm).
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