[Help-gnutls] Re: Setting OpenPGP private key MPI components

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Tue May 20 15:45:11 CEST 2008

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg-debian.org at fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> Hey folks--
> I opened a ticket about being able to explicitly set the MPI
> components of an OpenPGP private key:
>  http://trac.gnutls.org/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/ticket/24
> This would be really useful for me (and a step toward OpenPGP key
> generation in GnuTLS, if that's desired), and i was wondering what
> might be needed to get this functionality added.
> I've done a brief review of the source of gnutls and opencdk to see if
> there was an obvious way to add the function.  But either i don't
> understand the libraries well enough (quite possible!) or there are
> enough architectural pieces missing to make the solution non-obvious
> to me.
> Any thoughts about if this is something that seems possible in the
> current framework?  I'm happy to take a crack at adding a function
> named something like gnutls_openpgp_privkey_import_rsa_raw() (and
> offering a patch for review) if one of the more experienced developers
> thinks it's both desirable and possible, and is up for pointing me in
> the right direction.

Thanks for submitting the ticket, I agree it would be useful
functionality.  My TLS OpenPGP fu is weak so I think you know more about
it than me..  hopefully Nikos will have time to answer.


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