GPG Keychain: Keychain security phrase reset request

Errol T. Batchelor's Avatar

Errol T. Batchelor

16 May, 2018 11:39 PM

Forgot (can’t find note to self) keychain phrase.

I would appreciate the opportunity to rest both my OpenPGP key password and security phrase.

Expected
I feel terrible for taking lightly the warning write down and safe guard my OpenPGP key password and related security phrase. Ideally an opportunity to acknowledge the conumdrumb and subsequent opportunity to submit a new security phrase after two failed attempts would be available. This said, I did not push the three attempt limit for fear of being locked out.

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macOS                   10.13.4     17E202
GPG Suite               2018.1      2083    (9658b70)
GPGMail                 3.0b4       1272    (461cda15)
GPG Keychain            1.4.2       1403    (128637e)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       900     (cead4f9)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.2       829     (943132e)
pinentry                0.9.7.1     9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 18 May, 2018 12:06 PM

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    Hi Errol,

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

    This KB-article explains what to do if you forgot your password or lost access to your secret key.

    You will not be locked out after three attemps. You can close and re-open mail to trigger pinentry asking again for your keys pw.

    You mention OpenPGP key password and security passphrase. I think those are the same thing.

    Let me know if the KB article was helpful and if you need further assistance.

    Best,
    steve

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