RSA only enable to sign

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Sep 9 01:32:19 CEST 2009

On Sep 8, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Faramir wrote:

> Iván Cervantes escribió:
> ...
>> Changing a little my question, why I have only three options in my  
>> gpg
>> installation¿?
>   I'll reply in English so other people can correct me if I am wrong.
>   I think unless you activate the expert options, you get a reduced  
> set
> of options. I added the line "expert" to my gpg.conf file, and I get  
> the
> following options when I generate keys:


>  The options you miss when generating a new key are the options where
> you can chose the capabilities the key will have, and since a mistake
> there can create a useless (for your purposes) key, they are available
> only to experts (or to call them other way, to not-newbies).

Just right.  As a general rule, people should never need --expert to  
do regular OpenPGP-ish things (make keys, encrypt stuff, etc).


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