Syncing secring for mobile users

Thomas Lecavelier thomas at
Tue Nov 2 11:34:44 CET 2010

Le 28 oct. 2010 à 18:41, Tiago Faria a écrit :

> On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:47:04 -0500
> Anthony Papillion <papillion at> wrote:
>>> Here my true question: what's your workflow to sync your keyring
>>> between multiple computers? I thought about having a ring for
>>> personnal usage, and a ring for pro usage, but I'm consulting both
>>> my personnal and private email on every computers. I can't think
>>> about a simple solution, so I'd be glad to have your thoughts about
>>> it :) 
> For keys that I require access in more than 1 computer, I usually have
> the keys stored on the OpenPGP card.
> I keep it on my wallet and a backup of the keys, done every once in a
> while, in a encrypted removable drive. 

Tiago, Anthony,

Thank you for your answers,

I think you lead me toward a rationalization of my digital identity. Here what I'm working on:
For my common usage, I'll use a USB key with my GPG ring on it. I'll say that's my "main" keyring. On it I'll have my SSH keys, too. I think it will become a full authentication token, too.
For my servers work (I'm a big screen session eater) I'll setup a sync from the key to the server (this server has a mutt session always active on my different mailboxes, so need my gpg ring).

It's still not very clear in my mind, but I hope I'll get something rather smooth.


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