How to have 2 seperate keyrings on a server

Greg Motter greg_motter at
Tue Aug 28 23:57:44 CEST 2007

John Clizbe-3 wrote:
> Greg Motter wrote:
>> 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 separate 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.
> Good lord, the schemes these "Consultants" come up with.
>>>From everything I've read. I see that you can change your keyring from
>> 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.
>> Any suggestions?
> try --homedir <directory>
> Each set of keyring files go in their own (sub)directory
> -- 
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 --homedir along with --no-default-keyring certainly did the trick. Thanks
for the help!
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