Automated processes

John M Church at
Fri Apr 7 16:16:15 CEST 2006

I think it's simplistic to just brush-off this request as a user who 
wants convenience.  There are very valid reasons for automated 
decryption.  I'm working a similar project (and have my own issue - see 
"Automated Decryption via Script Running Setuid" written 4/5/06).  Seems 
to me if you protect your script and you are behind a firewall you're 
not 'trading security for convenience'.  You can even encrypt the 
passphrase in your script if you're afraid someone with sudo or root 
priveldges could open your script.


John W. Moore III wrote:

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>jkaye wrote:
>>I know that for PGP, there's an environment setting that
>>can be used to prevent this.  Is there a similar thing for
>>GnuPG, or do I have to jump through some hoops?  
>Hmm.....Let me see if I've understood you.  You desire to use GPG for
>security 'Point to Point' then swap security for convenience on your end?
>My suggestion would be to either switch to Thunderbird w/Enigmail as
>your MUA.  You can set Enigmail to 'remember' your passphrase for a
>specified length of time or until you Close the program.
>JOHN ;)
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