Disable "Save in Keychain" in Pinentry Mac

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31 Oct, 2019 07:59 AM

Which of our tools is giving you problems? Pinentry Mac

Attach a screenshot of the version info for all installed components (how to: https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/kb/faq/where-can-i-find-version-info...):

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible. Looking through the implementation of pinentry-mac at https://github.com/GPGTools/pinentry-mac, it seems that it might be possible to disable the "Store in Keychain" functionality all together. If the "cache-id" variable is set somewhere to some value, it won't prompt or save it in the macos keychain.

I know it's possible to uncheck the checkmark using the If the GPG Suite System preferences, but I like to get rid of the option completely as I really don't want to (accidentally) store my gpg password in the macos keychain.

Could you let me know if this is possible?

My research so far:

"cache-id" configuration variable (?) being read: https://github.com/GPGTools/pinentry-mac/blob/8d811e25d58e88d804f61...

Here is the conditional using cacheId actually going to save it into macos keychain:

What did you expect instead Not have the "Save in Keychain" checkbox in the Pinentry Mac pop-up.

Describe steps leading to the problem. Whenever he Pinentry Mac pop-up opens.

Are you using any other Mail.app plugins? No

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 13 Dec, 2019 11:44 AM

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    Hi maarten,

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

    Please excuse the late reply. We were currently seeing a large influx of support request which we are working through as fast as we can.

    If you want to disable the "store in keychain" option, this KB-article explains how to do that:

    Please let us know if that worked as expected.

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 13 Dec, 2019 11:45 AM

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  3. Steve closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2020 02:29 PM.

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