default secret key for decryption
Mon Jun 16 16:29:02 2003
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Andrew Kusnecov wrote:
| Good day, sirs.
| I'm using gnupg-1.2.2 and developing some automation script for my
| needs, i.e.
| web application wich can determine by it self person who is using it.
| I have, for example, five (5) secret keys in secring.gpg and five
| corresponding public keys in pubring.gpg. Can I encrypt some file for
| some public keys (from mentioned above five keys) and indicate exactly
| wich secret key (again, from mentioned above) gnupg should use and,
| therefor, wich password should be used.
Why do you have 5 secret keys? Not saying that you shouldn't, but its a
little hard to understand your setup with multiple secret keys. Are
they all part of different key-pairs? Are they sub-keys?
When you encrypt to a public key, you do not need the secret key, or the
| Now we cann't direct gnupg with exact secret key, and gnupg asks for
| (passphrase) in order descending for order wich was used while
| encrypting file.
Yes, when decrypting you need the password, but the key is automatically
picked somehow based on information in the encrypted package.
Carl L. Gilbert
Free Java interface to Freechess.org
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard." Ecclesiastes 9:16
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