How to have 2 seperate keyrings on a server
albert at fsfe.org
Tue Aug 28 14:57:51 CEST 2007
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On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:02:00AM -0700, Greg Motter wrote:
> GPG newbie here and have a question.
> I'm working on setting up some encryption on a server and have been working
> with a consultant giving us what we should be doing. One thing he wants us
> to do is set up 2 keyrings and maintain 2 keyrings on our server. All we are
> doing is encrypting flat text files that contain sensitive info when they
> are at rest. Then having a seperate process to decrypt these files when they
> are needed. What he wants us to do is this:
> 1) Have a first keyring with our main key pair. The decrypt process will
> access this keyring to do the decrypting.
> 2) Have a second keyring with just the public key from the first keyring.
> We'd then access this second keyring for our encryption process.
> >From everything I've read. I see that you can change your keyring from the
> gpg.conf file. Is it possible to change the keyring you want to use from
> within the command line? I've tried using --keyring and --primary-keyring
> from the command line a bit without success.
just a question...
maybe i'm overlooking something
what is the point of having 2 keyrings if both are readable by the same
and if you have different users running the two processes, then just
edit the corresponging ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf files to point to the
(of course i could be overlooking somethin...)
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