Specifying passphrase for batch key generation

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Thu Jan 15 15:59:56 CET 2015

On 15.01.15 09:56, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:59, jose.castillo at gmail.com said:
>> Now that we cannot specify a passphrase in the batch parameters, what
>> is the preferred method for batch key generation with a specified
>> passphrase?
> Thanks for this question.  The Enigmail folks also asked on how to do
> this and my answer was to switch to pinentry-mode=loopback.  Revisiting
> the code, it seems that there could be an easier solution.  I see no
> reason why we should not allow passing a passphrase along with the
> parameters for the key generation.  After all if the user wants to work
> around the Pinentry, they should be allowed to do that - at least for
> the key generation.
> It requires a bit of code but I think it is worth to have it in 2.1.2.

Even easier!

Thanks a lot

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