batch encrypting customer orders on remote secure server?

Leigh S. Jones
Sat May 4 20:58:01 2002

Encryption does not require a passphrase.  Decription requires
a passphrase.  It's easy to encrypt by batching.  I'm assuming
your remote host will be appropriate for gpg (perhaps a Linux
machine?) and there is no objection to you running executables
on your directory.  And, gpg will not be a cgi program in this
case.  A cgi program is one that feeds outputs back to the
browser.  A number of your questions should be directed to
the individual or company that manages the host machine.
You'll need to talk to them about how to make and install
gpg on your web site.

----- Original Message -----
From: "L. Weber" <>
To: "GPG ML" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 9:30 AM
Subject: batch encrypting customer orders on remote secure server?

> I am new to the world of encryption, so please bear with me.
> I would like to know if it's possible for me to use GPG to batch
> encrypt my customers' orders and credit card numbers on a remote
> third-party-hosted secure server.
> Some (hopefully) helpful info:
> My business website is hosted by a third party and obviously, I
> don't have root access - I can only access my section.  I am able
> to install and run .cgis in my section, though.  The website host
> uses CGIWrap which creates some restrictions for .cgis when using
> SSL.  For example, I can't use a .cgi to send an e-mail when SSL is
> being used.
> The encryption key would need to be located on the remote server
> and I know the passphrase will need to be eliminated, but decryption
> would be done only on my local machine after downloading the orders.
> Does the website host need to install GPG for me?  Or can I install
> and run it from my own directories somehow?  Can I use dev/random
> even if I don't have access to that area?
> Laila
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