GPG Keychain: HELP with creating a passphrase

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17 Jan, 2018 07:32 PM

I am having the same issue. When i try to export it asks me to create a passphrase and everything i trie it says "bad passphrase". it is so irritating

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 18 Jan, 2018 07:18 PM

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    Hi Leo,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Can you please test if things work if you create a test key with password abc - there's no need to upload that test key to the key servers - and then export the test key. Does that work?

    In case that works as expected, your best bet is to try remembering your password. Are there any special characters in your password? Was it an extraordinary long password using more than 255 characters?


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 18 Jan, 2018 07:19 PM

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    P.S.: We would kindly ask you to create a new discussion, whenever you need assistance with GPG Suite, even if your problem looks similar to the one you are replying to. While the symptoms are often very much alike, the root cause often differs. Having separate discussions allows to focus better on your particular issue.

    To proceed we have split your comment into a separate discussion.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 28 Mar, 2018 11:29 AM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 28 Mar, 2018 11:29 AM.

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