Protecting Private key

Roscoe eocsor at
Thu Dec 2 10:49:47 CET 2004

Well, the secret key is passwd protected.

You might want to try importing and using gpg -ao --export 
NNNNN on another box/user_account and see for yourself that it the
exported secret key is useless without the passwd to it..

(heh, this is the first time I've used a mailing list so if this goes
horribly wrong...sorry. I did try to not stuff up.)

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 17:42:46 +0900, tschia at <tschia at> wrote:
> Hi
> I am new  to gpg. It seem to me obtaing the private key is very simple.
> All you need is to execute
> gpg -ao --export  NNNNN
> Are there alternative to protect the private. E.g. a user can retrieve the private key
> provided he/she knows the Passphrase.
> Cheers
> TS
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