GPG Keychain: wants access to GPG

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13 Apr, 2020 06:54 PM

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) and just performed a custom install of GPGSuite (without GPG Mail 4). After the installation I got the following notification:

<““ wants access to control “GPG“. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in “GPG“, and to perform actions within that app.>

This permission wasn't mentioned in any setup tutorials I was able to find. What does this mean exactly and what do I need to do? Can I safely deny?

No additional permission to be granted

macOS                   10.15.4     19E287
GPG Suite               2019.2      2670    (ac945f92b0)
GPG Mail    -
GPG Keychain            1.5.1       1587    (967419866a)
GPG Services            1.12.1      1100    (2d6c8340f0)
MacGPG                  2.2.17      940     (4ba83bbeda)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.2.1       1136    (378dbebf37)
Libmacgpg               1.0.1       924     (ed76f66a8a)
pinentry           16      (9b8e20e2c0)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 13 Apr, 2020 09:05 PM

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    HI Sascha,

    the installer is checking GPG Keychain to see if any secret key exists on your system. If no secret key is detected on your system, the installer will open GPG Keychain with the "Generate new key" dialog. The idea is, to lower the burdon for first time users to find their way around and assist them on their first steps.

    If you are not interested in this, you can deny the request.

    Hope this helps.

    Best & stay safe,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 15 Jul, 2020 05:15 PM.

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