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GPG Encryption within PHP

Posted on 2007-12-03
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Hi Guys,

I am having some problems using GPG from within PHP. Basicly my situation is this: Our system needs to create a file with customers direct debit details, encrypt them with PGP (GnuPG), then FTP to a remote server for validation and get a success or error message. This has to be done in real time so the DB is set up as the order is accepted.

What is the best way to encrypt the data? I am trying to use shell_exec using the following command:

(see code snippet)

This just doesnt work at all. No output, nothing echo'd out, etc. PHP Safe mode is off. The files are readable/writable.

When I run the exact same command from SSH logged in as a regular user, it creates the gpg file just fine.

Can anyone help?

echo shell_exec("/usr/bin/gpg -e --homedir {home_dir} -r 0xDAC60875 -o {path_to_output} {path_to_original_data}");

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by:Mark Gilbert
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Hi, I did a search on EE for gpg and found the following which I believe will help you:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_21694913.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+gpg
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try this link: <a href='http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1724.html'>http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1724.html</a>
the guy suggests that he has a php class that will do GnuPG encryption without temporary files, etc.  it may be worth a look
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nice, i forgot this does automagic links.  it's been too long since i've posted.  here's the link again: http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1724.html
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