GnuPG settings

Here is my GnuPG settings.


I create .gnupg/gpg.conf file with the following content.

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

default-key 0x4ca7babe

In addition to the use-agent option, set preferences on algorithms, and specify my default key.

The use-agent option is for GnuPG 1.4.x and it means using gpg-agent if available. If no option, GnuPG 1.4.x directly connects to Gnuk Token by itself, instead of through scdaemon. When GnuPG 1.4.x tries to access Gnuk Token and scdaemon is running, there are conflicts.

We recommend to specify the use-agent option for GnuPG 1.4.x to access Gnuk Token through gpg-agent and scdaemon.

For GnuPG 2.0.x, gpg-agent is always used, so there is no need to specify the use-agent option, but having this option is no harm, anyway.

Let gpg-agent manage SSH key

I deactivate seahorse-agent. Also, for GNOME 2, I deactivate gnome-keyring managing SSH key.

$ gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-keyring/daemon-components/ssh false

I edit the file /etc/X11/Xsession.options and comment out use-ssh-agent line.

Then, I create .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf file with the following content.


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