Using GPG to encrypt web form data (was: newbie question)

Anthony E . Greene
Tue Jun 19 03:11:01 2001

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001 13:50:39 John Hoskins wrote:

>Looking for simplest method to encrypt the post of a www form and email
>content to a single user running a Windows OS.
#!/usr/bin/perl # use CGI; $form =3D new CGI; $fname =3D $form->param("FirstName"); $lname =3D $form->param("LastName"); $emailaddr =3D $form->param("EmailAddress"); $mailprog =3D "| gpg --homedir /home/httpd/gnupg -ea --always-trust \ | mail -s 'Form Data' $recipient"; open(MAIL,$mailprog); print MAIL "Name: $fname $lname\n"; print MAIL "Email: $emailaddr\n"; close(MAIL); There's no error checking but it should work. It assumes you put a public keyring in /home/httpd/gnupg for use by the httpd user (nobody). You keep the associated secret key on your Windows box or on a floppy to be used with your Windows box. Your options file should include default-recipient and encrypt-to so that you do not have to specify a recipient on the gpg command line. Note the new subject on this message. Hopefully it will make someone's archive search easier. You're actually a little lucky, because I routinely delete messages with undescriptive subjects without reading them. Tony --=20 Anthony E. Greene <> <> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 MSN: te_greene Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <>