Display subkey capabilities in Key Inspector

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Ben F

25 Dec, 2011 12:21 AM

The Key Inspector in GPG Keychain Access does not identify the capabilities (encrypt/sign/certify/authenticate) of subkeys. To obtain that information (without firing up PGP Desktop, which displays the "usage" of each subkey), I have to open a Terminal window and run gpg with a --list-keys or --list-secret-keys directive.

What is the point of listing subkeys in Key Inspector if you don't tell the user what each subkey is for?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 25 Dec, 2011 01:41 AM

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    As the beta label of the GPG Keychain Access application already implies, this is a work in progress and this feature will supposedly be add in the future. A lot of users don't even know what subkeys are.
    Also we're a very small team (4-5 active people) working on the entire
    GPGTools in their spare time so most important features are worked on first, but we're always looking for developers to join us and help make this the best GPG software for os x

    We'll add a ticket for this feature where you can follow the

  2. 2 Posted by Alex on 02 Jan, 2012 08:19 AM

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  3. Alex closed this discussion on 02 Jan, 2012 08:19 AM.

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