Remember Passphrases

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Rüdiger Schulz

08 Nov, 2018 09:35 AM

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after updating to the latest version, my passphrases are not remembered anymore as before.

I want them to be stored in Mac keychain, and then never be asked about them ever again.

Now the default seems to be "remember for 600 seconds".

If I turn off that checkbox, I have to re-enter the passphrase every couple of seconds while writing an email (encryption of drafts is enabled, which I want to have).

The checkbox for remembering in keychain is turned on, of course.

  1. 1 Posted by Rüdiger Schulz on 08 Nov, 2018 09:41 AM

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    So I do everything as written in the FAQ, but my passphrases are not stored in the keychain and need to be re-entered all the time.

    Latest version on High Sierra.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 08 Nov, 2018 10:02 AM

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    Hi Rüdiger,

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

    Could you please send a debug log from your affected machine: Open System Preferences > GPG Suite > Send Report. Check the box to "attach debug log". Since you already described your issue in this discussion, you don't need to add a lot of detail, but please do add the link to your existing discussion, so I can then merge your debug info with this existing discussion.

    Could you send your gpg-agent.conf file please?

    I'm setting this discussion to "private". That means only our core-team and the company hosting this support platform are able to access this discussion.

    Just to be sure: you do not have MacKeeper installed on your mac?

    All the best,

  3. 3 Posted by Rüdiger Schulz on 08 Nov, 2018 10:15 AM

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    I have sent a debug report.

    To work around the problem, I have turned the remember-me-timeout to 6000 seconds, just so you know.

    When I turn the checkbox off, the config looks like this:

    I have never used MacKeeper. I use Malwarebytes, however.

    It is a bit weird by the way that because of the ticketing system I cannot send you an encrypted E-Mail ;)

    Viele Grüße,

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