Gnome Keyring and gpg
Neal H. Walfield
neal at walfield.org
Wed Apr 8 22:37:02 CEST 2015
I'd like to resume the discussion about GnuPG and Gnome Keyring. I
read the thread from last Auguest , but I couldn't find much more
information. Stef, could you please tell me exactly what Gnome
Keyring needs to do?
As I understand the issue, Gnome Keyring wants to cache the password
for the secret key. It seems to me that the easiest solution is to
direct GnuPG to use a special pinentry program that is Gnome Keyring
aware. Basically, gnupg invokes this program when it needs a
password. But, instead of immediately showing a dialog, it first
checks whether Gnome Keyring has cached the password. If not, it uses
a Gnome-themed dialog to prompt the user for the password. If the
password is accepted, it can then save it in the Gnome Keyring. I
suspect that this is much simpler than implementing a gpg-agent proxy.
Perhaps I'm missing something. If so, please help me better
understand the issue.
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