Luke Le on 04 Apr, 2018 05:26 PM
in this case "password" refers to passphrase and is used interchangeably.
Most users new to OpenPGP are more familiar with the term password, which is why we're trying to introduce that terminology change.
Luke Le on 04 Apr, 2018 09:14 PM
The password you choose is the one which will be used in the future for your GPG key. It's not your macOS user password or anything similar, it's a completely new password. And you have to repeat it under "confirm:" (which should definitely be named clearer)