GPG Keychain: Where do I find passphrase in Apple Mac Key store?

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13 Sep, 2021 05:09 PM

After last patch 11.5.2., Apple Mail asks me for the passphrase for one of my mail-accounts.
I am sure that I have it.., but GPGTools does not accept it.
Can you please tell me the title / description of the key store entry? I still hope that the passphrase is stores there...
If the passphrase is not stored there..., I might have to revoke my certificate, I guess....

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 13 Sep, 2021 05:58 PM

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    Hi Andreas,

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

    Can you attach a screenshot of the dialog requesting the password please. If you are being asked for the password of your OpenPGP key that would be a pinentry dialog showing up.

    This KB-article explains what to do if you forgot your password or are uncertain about the exact password you have setup during key creation.

    We recommend to use a password manager to make sure you will always be able to lookup your password securely. You can try KeePassXC, Bitwarden (both open source) or 1Password (commercial).

    Let me know if any of the steps were helpful in getting your setup back to working state or if you need additional assistance.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Sep, 2021 01:47 PM.

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