How to flash gpg keys?

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Oleg Pekar

09 Feb, 2019 09:28 PM

  1. try decrypting the gpg file and enter a wrong key when prompted
  2. see:
    gpg: AES encrypted data
    gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
    gpg: decryption failed: Bad session key
  3. no way to recover from this situation and enter a valid key - gpg doesn't ask anymore


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 11 Feb, 2019 05:36 PM

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    Hi Oleg,

    could you try this:

    Execude the following commands one in (easy to find via Spotlight)

    killall gpg-agent

    Then open System Preferences > GPG Suite > Settings and use the Delete button to clear any stored openPGP passwords from cache and or macOS keychain.

    Then retry and see if you are asked for the password.


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