Using website keys to encrypt/decrypt file on local computer - possible?

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19 Feb, 2012 06:11 PM

Is it possible to encrypt/decrypt data in a text file on my local computer but using my website's gpg keys?

I'd like to encrypt stuff on my local box but then install the encrypted data on the website and let the gpg stuff on the website decrypt it


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 20 Feb, 2012 02:13 PM

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    Theoretically yes. What would be the use case for this? And I think we'd need some more details if you want a better answer.

  2. 2 Posted by scanreg on 20 Feb, 2012 03:38 PM

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    Thanks Steve

    I'm not sure what info I'd need to provide.

    I would have some text to encrypt and would like to encrypt it locally as if it had been encrypted on our site and then use site tools to decrypt and maybe re-encrypt it on the site.

    The idea is to be able to upload fully encrypted stuff straight from our local machine to the site if needed.

    Does that help at all?

    Thanks :-)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 20 Feb, 2012 05:43 PM

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    Like a leaking platform or so?

    We use such technology on our web-feedback form as an option to send us private msgs:

    This should work for files as well but that is rather alpha state. It is being worked on by the openpgp.js project. Ask those guys and send them best wishes from the GPGTools Team :)

    Hope this helps,

  4. Luke Le closed this discussion on 15 Mar, 2012 12:04 AM.

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