non root users

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at
Mon Oct 13 12:43:29 CEST 2003

> you *might* be able to sym-link from your ~/.gnupg/ to theirs, and set up
> a "gpg-user" group that has access to the files. of course, since any user
> can then delete the keys (either through malice or accident), a secure
> backup (with restrictive permissions/access) would be prudent. i'm not
> sure if gpg will complain about liberal permissions on the keyrings....

if you use a linked keyring, i'm also not sure how mangled the keyrings
would be if multiple users tried to update key info at the same time... it
may very well be UGLY.

of course, it might work fine if you have permissions like...

-rw-r-----  1 root  gpg-user  keyfile

in which case, everyone in group "gpg-user" will be able to read the keys,
but not write to them. again, i'm not sure if this will cause problems....
linking a keyring isn't covered in any documentation that i've seen...


PGP key -
3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2 4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3

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