Where to save passphrases?
mbauer at mailbox.org
Sat Jul 26 09:28:49 CEST 2014
* Sudhir Khanger wrote on Sat, 26 Jul 2014, at 12:29 (+0530):
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:06 AM, Mathias Bauer <mbauer at mailbox.org> wrote:
> > Usually it's *one* passphrase for the whole GnuPG key
> > material.
> Do you not need to set different passphrase for each subkey?
No, usually not. If you generate a key using some GUI or if you
are working on some terminal and use the command
$ gpg --gen-key
you will be asked for one passphrase only. Although this will
create a main key and a subkey.
There are more sophisticated scenarios which may use multiple
passphrases. For example, if you want to use a so called
"offline key", you will have at least two passphrases: one for
your offline key and one for your "daily working key".
Do you want to encrypt your mail? Then join CAcert and get your SSL
certificate from https://www.CAcert.org. If you have any questions,
don't hesitate to ask.
OpenPGP: ID 0x44C3983FA7629DE8 - http://www.sks-keyservers.net
Fingerprint: B100 5DC4 9686 BE64 87E9 0E22 44C3 983F A762 9DE8
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