gpg-agent caching pinentry when it should not

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24 Apr, 2019 04:56 PM


pinentry-program /usr/local/MacGPG2/libexec/
default-cache-ttl 0
max-cache-ttl 1
default-cache-ttl-ssh 0
max-cache-ttl-ssh 0

With the above config I expect to be prompted every time my key is accessed, however I am only prompted once and not again until i start a new session.

My environment:
gpg-agent (GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.2.10
libgcrypt 1.8.3
GPG Suite 2018.5
macOS Mojave 10.14.4

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 03 May, 2019 10:56 AM

    Luke Le's Avatar

    Hi Steve,

    this does sound very strange.
    Is this happening when you are signing/decrypting data or if you are using gpg for ssh login?

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