PHP Frontend

B BruderB at
Tue Jan 20 12:17:13 CET 2009

zim2901 schrieb:
> Hi,
> I want to create a frontend to generate gpg public keys in PHP. There is a
> function called shell_exec. This function, execute a command via shell. But
> you can only pass one command to the funktion. 
> If I start cmd.exe and take the command "gpg --gen-key", gpg opens a dialog.
> My problem is that gpg only works with this dialog. It gives a question and
> anticipate a responce. So I tried to pipe the necessary informations with a
> txt.- file, but it doesn't work!
> My question is, if it is possible to generate keys without do that dialog?
> In an other forum, sombody explains that this is not possible, because of
> secureness... If that is true, my whole projekt stops!

Hej Timo,

I guess the keyword for google is 'unattended keygeneration'.

You will be prompted to the batch mode of gpg:

gpg --batch --gen-key < ./keygen



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