Function to test passphrase

Will McDonald will at
Tue Feb 21 20:02:55 CET 2006

Any ideas here? I'm just looking for some pointers out how to do simple
passphrase verification of a key. Any direction is appreciated.


On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 12:58:24PM -0600, Will McDonald wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to write a little program that would simply test whether a given
> passphrase is correct or not for a private key, then return true or false.
> I've looked at the sources, but it wasn't immediately obvious to me what gnupg
> functions to start with. Obiously there are a few steps to this (loading the
> private key, testing the passphrase)...
> Can someone point me to which functions I should be looking at? Also, any
> tips?
> Thanks,
> -will

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