GPG Keychain: passphrase

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Miles Hebron-Wheatley

04 Oct, 2020 07:43 PM

i’m trying to encrypt an address and have happily done this before by selecting the address, then services, encrypt selection. I chose the recipient and my key and press encrypt.

The encrypted address would then be shown in text editor and allow me to send on.

After selecting encrypt I now and asked to enter a passphrase to unlock the open pop secret key but have never been asked this before I don’t believe I have ever set one up.

macOS                   10.13.6     17G1401
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GPG Mail    -
GPG Keychain            1.6         1619    (d9f323fe3e)
GPG Services            2.0         1116    (0e712c951c)
MacGPG                  2.2.20      943     (a8c05a09fc)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.3         1147    (3676fecd1d)
Libmacgpg               1.1         927     (c29e5dab99)
pinentry           17      (85b3564ea3)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 05 Oct, 2020 11:13 AM

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    Hi Miles,

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

    How many sec/pub keys do you see listed after following these steps?

    • open GPG Keychain
    • tick option to "Show secret keys only" in the bottom right

    From what you describe it sounds as if you are also signing the message. Signing will require access to your secret key which is protected with the passphrase / password you setup during key creation.

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 12 Oct, 2020 10:27 AM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 12 Oct, 2020 10:27 AM.

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