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Can PGP Command Line modify a passphrase for a PGP Virtual Disk?

Created: 11 May 2011 • Updated: 11 May 2011 | 4 comments
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We're looking to use PGP Desktop to manage a virtual disk on our systems.  We're looking at setting up user access through passphrases and I was curious whether we can use PGP Command Line to automate changing the passphrases for these users should that become necessary.  From reading the documentation it appears as if all we need to do is issue the --change_passphrase command against that user.

I guess I have two questions:

  1. Is this known to work?
  2. Is there a way to modify the passphrase programmatically without having to buy PGP Command Line for the purpose?

(Sorry if you saw this question on the PGP Desktop forum -- it was suggested I repost over here)

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dfinkelstein's picture

PGP Command Line can change the passphrase of a PGP Key, but it doesn't have the functionality to change a passphrase used to access a PGP Virtual Disk.

PGP Desktop on OSX includes a separate command line tool called pgpdisk.  If you run "pgpdisk --help" you'll get a list of options.  There is not currently a similar tool on Windows.

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David Finkelstein

Symantec R&D

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dfinkelstein's picture

I've passed your note on to the Encryption (PM) team who has contacted sales.  Someone should be contacting you shortly.

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David Finkelstein

Symantec R&D