Feature Request: Set A Password For Private Key Exporting

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Brian Costa

03 Mar, 2015 05:32 PM

Hey guys,

I was thinking about this today while reading that Uber left their key in the open. While mine are encrypted in my system, that does not stop someone from (if they gained access to my system) from exporting them right out of the GPG Keychain. It might be a good idea to have a password to open the App, or to export anything, a password must be set and authenticated.



GPG Keychain (1.2b5 1010b)
OS X Yosemite (.2)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 14 Mar, 2015 05:35 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    this easily solvable by setting a password for your OS X screensaver. So if you work in a multi-seat work environment or have people visiting that option should deal with those situations.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Brian Costa on 16 Mar, 2015 07:46 PM

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    Agreed. This would just be an extra layer of security :)


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 16 Mar, 2015 09:35 PM

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    Brian, valid point.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Mar, 2015 09:35 PM.

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