[Users] Unlocking GnuPG

Michael Rasmussen mir at miras.org
Mon Feb 6 08:26:47 CET 2017

Maybe your password is stored in the gnome session? 

On February 6, 2017 8:08:17 AM GMT+01:00, Johan Vromans <jvromans at squirrel.nl> wrote:
>On Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:21:10 +0100, Johan Vromans <jvromans at squirrel.nl>
>> I assume it's my fault, but...
>In any case, it's not claws.
>> When I run gpg in a terminal window, it says that gpg-agent is not
>> available and asks for the passphrase. Good.
>Actually, there *is* a gpg-agent, and it is found by gpg2.
>I assume the claws plugin also uses gpg2, either directly or
>> When I use claws to send a (GnuPG) signed e-mail, it does so without
>> asking for the gpg passphrase. I don't recall I ever instructed claws
>> permanently store this passphrase. 
>Running gpg-agent with debugging reveals that it is contacted
>Then it invokes pinentry to ask for the passphrase. Much to my
>pinentry returns the desired information without popping up a dialog.
>apparently it is cached by pinentry, or Gnome, or whatever.
>Still scary, especially since I haven't found a way to stop this (IMHO
>undesired) behaviour.
>-- Johan
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