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adds person who can access private data.


git secret tell [-m] [-d dir] [emails]...


git-secret tell - adds user(s) to the list of those able to encypt/decrypt secrets.

This lets the specified user encrypt new files, but will not immediately be able to decrypt existing files, which were encrypted without their key. Files should be re-encrypted with the new keyring by someone who already has access in order for the new user to be able to decrypt the files.

git-secret tell works only with email addresses, and will exit with an error if you have multiple keys in your keyring with specified email addresses, or if one of the specified emails is already associated with a key in the git-secret repo´s keyring.

Under the hood, git-secret-tell searches in the current user´s gnupg keyring for public key(s) of passed email(s), then imports the corresponding public key(s) into your git-secret repo´s keyring.

Versions of git-secret tell after 0.3.2 will warn about keys that are expired, revoked, or otherwise invalid. It will also warn if multiple keys are found for a single email address.

Do not manually import secret keys into git-secret. It won´t work with imported secret keys anyway.

For more details about how git-secret uses public and private keys, see the documentation for git-secret-hide and git-secret-reveal.


-m  - uses your current `git config user.email` setting as an identifier for the key.
-d  - specifies `--homedir` option for `gpg`, basically use this option if your store your keys in a custom location.
-h  - shows help.


Run man git-secret-tell to see this document.

See Also

git-secret-init(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-init, git-secret-add(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-add, git-secret-hide(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-hide, git-secret-reveal(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-reveal, git-secret-cat(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-cat, git-secret-removeperson(1) https://git-secret.io/git-secret-removeperson

Referenced By

git-secret-add(1), git-secret-cat(1), git-secret-changes(1), git-secret-hide(1), git-secret-init(1), git-secret-removeperson(1), git-secret-reveal(1), git-secret-whoknows(1).

April 2022 sobolevn git-secret 0.5.0-alpha2