[thelist] PHP encrypting data with gnupg

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Fri Feb 6 13:28:21 CST 2004

I set up a fake home directory for the .gnupg directory to live, that 
holds the keyring and that has permissions set for my Apache user to 
read and write.


Jacques Capesius wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to make a php script that creates a file, saves it, then encrypts
> the file using gnupg. sounds simple enough. 
> For the encryption, I'm trying to use a technique similar to that described
> at..
> http://www.zend.com/zend/tut/tutorial-brogdon.php 
> ...in that from PHP, I'm using: 
> echo shell_exec("gpg -e -r recipient at there.com /my/path/filename"); 
> the problem I'm having is that this doesn't seem to be working. I'm not
> seeing /my/path/filename.gpg (which is what's supposed to happen) being
> created anywhere. At least nowhere that I can find...
> Furthermore, when I do this same command from the linux shell:
> gpg -e -r recipient at there.com /my/path/filename
> it works every time, without prompting me for any additional input.
> Does anyone have any idea as to what could be going wrong and how i might
> fix it?
> Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
> -jacques :)

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