[Winpt-users] What is the format of the passphrase stored.
twoaday at gmx.net
Sat Dec 2 11:25:38 CET 2006
Vineet Madan wrote:
> Can u pl tell that in what format is the passphrase stored in the keyring
The passphrase is *not* stored in the keyring!
The passphrase will be hashed in combined with a salt to
produce a "derrived random key" which is used to encrypt
the secret key parts.
> 2. what is the format of passphrase while it is stored on the keyserver
It seems you have a wrong picture of (public key) cryptography. I would
suggest to read some basic documents about the concepts if you are
interested in technical details.
Of course the keyserver just stores the *public* parts of the key.
The secret key _should_ never leave your machine/smartcard/disk.
> 3. if passphrase ( bits making the passphrase ) is not part of the private
> key where is it stored and in what format.?
RFC2440 describes the procedure to convert a "string=passphrase" to a
Sorry that I can give you a more detailed answer,
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