[CentOS] Using gpg to encrypt a URL line on CentOS 6 additional information

Sat Jul 11 11:41:27 UTC 2015
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2015-07-11, Jerry Geis
<geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
>>+1.   also, it'd probably be good to state what you're trying to
>>accomplish rather than if you can throw a technology at vague
>>something or another.   I think you'd find gpg's password input
>>cumbersome for symmetric keys, the output too long in ascii armor and
>>possibly annoying to deal with public keys... but you don't really say
>>what you're trying to fix/avoid/do/not do.
> Sorry if I wasnt being clear enough....
> it basically comes down to this.
> I use an apache interface to my application, the URL line has
> parameters line mscript?value=2&something=4 etc..
> I have a "crude" encoding (wouldnt even call it encryption) that I use
> right now.
> I'd like to make that more robust. I started looking and found mcrypt
> (which I mentioned in the first post)
> But that did not compile from source, and is not available in the
> standard yum install. Other repos have it but that
> may not be an option for me due to other reasons.... No problem.
> So I started thinking about does GPG support something similiar like
> mcrypt? Easy way to encrypt a line for URL.
> That is where my goal lies... Way to encrypt a URL string with what is
> "standard" in CentOS 6.

Can you not just use HTTPS instead of HTTP? Also, it is preferable to
send data in an HTTP(S) POST rather than as query parameters to a GET.