git-secret-tell - Man Page

adds a person, who can access private data.


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


git-secret tell receives one or more email addresses as an input, searches for the gpg-key in the gpg homedir by these emails, then imports the corresponding public key into git-secret´s inner keychain. From this moment this person can encrypt new files with the keyring which contains their key, but they cannot decrypt the old files, which were already encrypted without their key. The files should be re-encrypted with the new keyring by someone who has the unencrypted files.

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

Versions of git-secret tell after 0.3.2 will warn about keys that are expired, revoked, or otherwise invalid, and also 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.


-m  - takes your current `git config` as an identifier for the key.
-d  - specifies `--homedir` option for the `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 note.

See Also

git-secret-init(1), git-secret-add(1), git-secret-hide(1), git-secret-reveal(1), git-secret-cat(1), git-secret-killperson(1)

Referenced By

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

May 2021 sobolevn git-secret 0.4.0