GPG Keychain: options for gpg.conf

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Paulo Davim

13 Sep, 2020 05:23 PM

Can you help me with an example of the “gpg.conf “ file?

I want to have it with the latest & secure versions of ciphers and algorithms. On the other day someone had on the public key SHA1 i found it strange.


Additional info

macOS                   10.15.6     19G2021
GPG Suite               2020.1      2787    (c9e4d273d9)
GPG Mail    -
GPG Keychain            1.6         1619    (d9f323fe3e)
GPG Services            2.0         1116    (0e712c951c)
MacGPG                  2.2.20      943     (a8c05a09fc)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.3         1147    (3676fecd1d)
Libmacgpg               1.1         927     (c29e5dab99)
pinentry           17      (85b3564ea3)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 14 Sep, 2020 04:44 PM

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    Hi Paulo,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    We will get back to you by the end of this week. Thanks for your patience.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 18 Sep, 2020 10:34 AM

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    Hi Paulo,

    you could use the following for your gpg.conf file:

    cert-digest-algo SHA512
    default-preference-list SHA512 SHA384 SHA256 SHA224 AES256 AES192 AES CAST5 ZLIB BZIP2 ZIP Uncompressed
    personal-digest-preferences SHA512 SHA384 SHA256 SHA224
    personal-cipher-preferences AES256 AES192 AES CAST5

    Hope this helps,

  3. 3 Posted by communia on 18 Sep, 2020 01:05 PM

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    Hello Steve,
    Thank You so much.
    Kindest Regards,
    Friday, 2020-Sep-18, 14:05:18 [+0100]

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 18 Sep, 2020 01:08 PM.

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