Steven W. Orr wrote: > > I just started using gpg2 and saw that the gpg-agent needed to be run. I > added use-agent to my gpg.conf and also added > > #! /bin/bash > eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)" > > to ~/.kde/AutoStart and it seems to work fine. What I don't understand > is the whole concept of caching passphrases. > > 1. How do I control how long a passphrase is cached before it decides it > wants me to be re-asked? > You may want to read the gpg-agent man page. This is controlled by the options in ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf. (Or the defaults, if you do not change them in the config file.) > 2. Can I preload a passphrase when I log in? I know all about the > security issues; I just want to know how to do it. > I do not know the KDE equivalent of gnome-keyring, but you can use it to store your pass-phrase and key it to you login password. I do not use it - I like the extra protection of the gpg pass-phrase. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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