Keychain passphrase removal

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30 Mar, 2012 01:53 PM


I've checked to store password in Keychain once when asked for my passphrase when opening an encrypted email in Mail. Now I do not want my passphrase to be stored and wish to enter the passphase each time I try to open an encrypted email, at least if Mail was closed and reopen.

I've tryed unchecking the "Use Keychain to store Password in the GPGPreferences" but It's still stored somewhere because it decrypt my email automaticaly when opening mail.

How can I remove the stored passphrase soo I can enter my passphrase each time for encreased security.

Thank you very much for an answer!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 01 Apr, 2012 04:46 PM

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    Hey Jeremy,

    if you want to delete your passphrases from the keychain, please see:

    In the GPGPreferences you'll see a button for this. Then make sure to untick the save setting in GPGPref and pinentry.

    That should be all. Does this help?

    All the best and sry for slow response times. We have a very small team and a private life besides GPGTools. ;)

    Let us know if you need further help.


  2. 2 Posted by Jeremy Lacroix on 02 Apr, 2012 04:04 PM

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    Has you can see the save password is unchecked in the Preferences. Where do I access the Pinentry options to remove it?

    Since I've checked save password in Pinentry it has never asked me for it again. I've tryed rebooting and several things but it never asks me again.

    Do you have another solutions?

    Thank you for your time,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 02 Apr, 2012 04:07 PM

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    Hi Jeremy,

    unfortunately the tutorial linked by Steve doesn't really explain how to remove the passwords from keychain access.

    In order to do that, open Keychain and search for GnuPG. Remove any entries you find.

    That way, you'll be asked for the password again.

  4. 4 Posted by Jeremy on 02 Apr, 2012 04:31 PM

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    GREAT!!!!! I had tryed searching for gpg or pgp or all of those combinations but not GnuPG!!!


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Luke Le on 02 Apr, 2012 04:40 PM

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    Glad it helped :)
    Closing this discussion. Feel free to open a new one anytime!

  6. Luke Le closed this discussion on 02 Apr, 2012 04:40 PM.

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