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Author/Date GPG passphrase query
Mike Green
21/09/2004 9:34pm
Hi,

When using the GPG plugin, the passphrase seems to be cached by InScribe (good!). I've not, however, found any indication as to how it's cached and when the cache is purged. It's apparently purged on closing InScribe, but are there any other conditions when this happens, or is there an option to force purge? Also, I presume that the caching is in memory only, that the passphrase is never written to a file on disk, temporary or otherwise?

If there is no cache purge apart from on program close, I'd just like to put in a request for a feature which would force a purge when the PC screensaver activates and / or a toolbar option to do so.

Apologies if I've missed something obvious but I've checked the documentation and not found any mention of this.

Thanks,

Mike
fReT
21/09/2004 10:08pm
Your right, the plugin keeps the passphrase in memory until Scribe exits.

If there is an easy to capture event for when the screen saved activates then fine... but I wouldn't want to make some ugly hack to make it work.

Mike Green
22/09/2004 12:04am
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Sure - I agree with that philosophy. PGP does it, so it may not
be 'ugly'. The alternative of a 'clear cache' button or menu
item would be fine.

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