password recovery

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19 Feb, 2020 10:44 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

Hi I created a gig keychain but can not remember the password for the gpg block - how can I recover this pls?

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When I try to decrypt messages on my phone, it says the password for my gpg is incorrect

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 20 Feb, 2020 04:49 PM

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    Hi Sam,

    as already stated in the other ticket you opened, there's nothing we can do in this case. If it was a weak password you could try a password cracker.

    If you have used our tools on macOS before you could check macOS Keychain Access and search for "GnuPG". If you find an entry, you might have the password in there.

    Hope that helps.

  2. 2 Posted by sam100sammy100 on 20 Feb, 2020 05:16 PM

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    Hi i actually do remember it now. Can i use this gpg suite on my android phone the way i use it on my mac at home ?
    S Kapoor

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 20 Feb, 2020 05:19 PM

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    No, GPG Suite is for macOS only. But there are alternatives for Android like OpenKeychain, K9-Mail and others.

  4. 4 Posted by sam100sammy100 on 20 Feb, 2020 05:38 PM

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    Thanks for your help. Really appreciate it. Problem is when i do use open key chain it cant seem to find my key or decrypt data?
    Any ideas.
    Sincerley grateful

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  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 20 Feb, 2020 10:21 PM

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    This KB-article explains how to backup your sec/pub key.

    it also elaborates how to transfer your key to a second device. You will have to see how to import the key in OpenKeychain. After that decryption should work.

    All the best,

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 08 Jul, 2020 04:47 PM.

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