warning msg - what does it mean

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Tue Dec 10 05:25:02 2002

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 11:09:19PM -0600, David Jourard wrote:
> ** I would like though to maintain just one  public key ring for all users 
> using gpg for e-mail encryption. **
> Is there anyway to set the permissions securely  on the keyring and  have 
> each script which runs under a different user access the one public key 
> ring and gpg.

Well, no.  "Securely" in this case means that the user that owns the
keyring is the only one that can write to it.  If you want to have a
keyring that multiple users can write to, then it isn't secure by that

If you put the keyring in any directory other than the home directory,
GnuPG won't do the permissions check.  You can also disable the
permissions check with --no-permission-warning.


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