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pinentry-mac: disable Keychain storage

I'm using pinentry-mac with openfortivpn, to prompt for passwords and tokens. I installed both using Homebrew. However, there's a button in the pinentry dialog to save to the keychain, and it's ...
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Why GPG does not ask me for password when using a private key?

I have used GPG on Windows and Linux and they always ask me for password to unlock a private key. Sometimes they cache a password inside the agent, but after each restart I have to enter a password at ...
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Sync ~/.gnupg dir between multiple Macs? (GnuPG / MacGPG)

I have GPG Suite 2020.1 installed on 2 computers, both running macOS 11.0.1. I would like to sync my GPG keychain and config files between them, so that adding/trusting a key on one machine is ...
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GPG is not caching passphrases on Big Sur

I've been using the same gpg configuration for years which I use with a yubikey to decrypt files and password storage. I've been setting up a Big Sur computer, and while gpg works the agent completely ...
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GPG constantly throwing "no such file or directory" when doing operations

So I want to create a GPG so I can use it. I did gpg --gen-key, put in the information but it threw theNo such file or directory error (see below). ❯ gpg --gen-key gpg (GnuPG) 2.3.1; Copyright (C) ...
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gpg generating key pairs with `--full-gen-key` option hangs option hangs

On macOS Big Sur, I'd like to generate key pairs by gpg --expert --full-gen-key but it has been hanging for hours. What should I do?
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GPG key generation - timeout on OSX due to lack of entropy

I'm trying to generate a series of GPG keys gpg --gen-key but coming up with the same error that there's not enough entropy to generate a set. We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good ...
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Starting with gpg under macOS

I'm a Linux/Windows user but in the near future, I might have to support users running macOS on questions related to file encryption/decryption using GPG. I have to provide support without having my ...
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How can I fix the gpg-agent: Bad CPU type problem?

If I log in my account (osx 10.15.6), I get from the start-gpg-agent.app an error message: error "sh: /usr/local/bin/gpg-agent: Bad CPU type in executable" number 126 How can I fix it? Apple ...
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How to use GUI pinentry program for GPG

I would always like to use the GUI version of entering my GPG passphrase. Currently my pinentry program is set the same on my laptop as my desktop. But the desktop always asks for my passphrase on the ...
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GPG asks for Passphrase for new key

I want to know what to do after forgetting a passphrase. I've deleted and revoked all keys and made a new one but I was hoping that the passphrase would reset for me. to make a newer one. Do I need to ...
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How can encrypted Apple DMGs be so fast to open?

On remote drive I have an encrypted .dmg and the same files in a gpg encrypted tar file. The DMG opens within seconds, but to access the tar file, I first need to decrypt it, in this 10 minutes, and ...
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Which software should I download to generate GNU GPG Key on mac?

I am registering to Keybase and they need GNU GPG Key. I uploaded the SSH one but it did not work. Can you help me in this regard?` I am using 10.11.6
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pinentry implementation with fingerprint sensor support

Currently, I am using Pinentry Mac from Xcode on my system to sign git commits. For this, I am having to input my passphrase each time I am waiting to sign a commit. Seeing that my MacBook Pro has a ...
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Use PGP domain key for email encryption in Apple Mail

I want to send a PGP encrypted email to someone let's say has the email address john.doe@example.com The company provides a so called domain key for all email adresses that end on @example.com. I ...
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install gpg with homebrew

I want to install a new version of ruby via rvm. To install that, I need gnupg2. I installed it using brew, but it could not be linked. I get the following error message when linking with brew link ...
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gpg2: Warning: using insecure memory!

As of today, whenever I use gpg2 (installed via Homebrew) on my Mac (10.12.1), I now see the following warning: Warning: using insecure memory! For what it's worth, I'm seeing this same behavior on ...
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gpg-agent stopped working

I have been successfully using the gnupg21 package from MacPorts for several months. Within the past few days I updated my MacPorts installation (sudo port -d selfupdate) and then made sure I was up ...
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pgp on macOS 10.12, Sierra

Rrunning macOS 10.12, Sierra, on my secondary Mac and am fairly happy with stability and all that. Nonetheless the one thing bugging me to the max is the incompatibility of GPGTools. I know that it ...
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SSH keybased authentication using smartcard

I originally posted this on Information Security but am hoping to attract an answer here since this is OSX specific. So I'm fairly new to more secure forms of key management, I've been used to ...