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(PECL gnupg >= 0.3)

gnupg_importImports a key


gnupg_import(resource $identifier, string $keydata): array|false

Imports the key keydata and returns an array with information about the importprocess.

Bağımsız Değişkenler


Gnupg tanıtıcısı, bir gnupg_init() çağrısından veya gnupg nesnesinden elde edilir.


The data key that is being imported.

Dönen Değerler

On success, this function returns and info-array about the importprocess. On failure, this function returns false.


Örnek 1 Procedural gnupg_import() example

= gnupg_init();
$info = gnupg_import($res,$keydata);

Örnek 2 OO gnupg_import() example

= new gnupg();
$info = $gpg->import($keydata);

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

2 years ago
In case anybody tries to import keys from file and ends up with return value "false", and absolutely no errors or warnings whatsoever.

gpg module still operates the same way as command line / bash invoked gpg.

If you are runnig a script from under apache, gpg is trying to acces it's ~/.gnupg that likely does not exist for apache user www-data or equivalent:

# su www-data -s /bin/bash -c "gpg"
gpg: Fatal: can't create directory '/var/www/.gnupg': Permission denied

You simply need to created that folder and chown it to apache user www-data or equivalent.

# mkdir /var/www/.gnupg
# chown www-data:www-data /var/www/.gnupg
php at cdauth dot de
16 years ago
The return array consists of the following values:
[imported] => (int),
[unchanged] => (int),
[newuserids] => (int),
[newsubkeys] => (int),
[secretimported] => (int),
[secretunchanged] => (int),
[newsignatures] => (int),
[skippedkeys] => (int),
[fingerprint] => (string)

When invalid content is passed, all values, even skippedkeys, is 0. The fingerprint value does not exist then.
dimitri at digirati dot com dot br
15 years ago
I recommend that the key may be generated in shell command line, then you export the keys using this group of commands.

gpg --export -a "User Name" > public.key
gpg --export-secret-key -a "User Name" > private.key

to use it, at the import and use it for encryption and decryption.


= new gnupg();

$PublicData = file_get_contents('public.key');
$PrivateData = file_get_contents('public.key');

$PublicKey = $GnuPG->import($PublicData);
$PrivateKey = $GnuPG->import($PrivateData);

'Public Key : ',$PublicKey['fingerprint'],' & Private Key : ',$PrivateKey['fingerprint'];

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