Simple fix is to import your secret key into gpg2. gpg: decryption failed: No secret key Note: The message is encrypted for the following User ID's / Keys: 0xC8FED7D95D4C54DD Chosen solution Appreciate the advise. As an example: gpg -e -u "Charles Lockhart" -r "A Friend" mydata.tar To decrypt data, use: gpg -d mydata.tar.gpg You have just missed the s of keys in the export-secret-keys gpg argument. With a bit of luck I can try these things out tonight on a clean Ubuntu VM. @dennisdegreef has a great article about setting keys in GPG: http://www.dennisdegreef.net/2015/07/yubikey-neo-with-pgp-subkeys/. -- Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. May be related? I don't think implementing gpg1 compatibility will be a thing I'm likely to add in the forseeable future though. Is the gnupg version of arch just missing some compile-time flag to support--passphrase-file without manual pinentry? But decrypting the password file directly using PGP works fine: If the above command using gpg does not work, check your keys using gpg --list-keys and gpg --list-secret-keys. Theoretically, gopass should work out-of-the-box and is compatible with the old pass utility. After setting this environment variable (and adding it to the .bash_profile), gopass works as expected. to your account. And is it failing with pass in the commandline too or only with QtPass using pass as backend? $ gpg -d foo.asc (X dialog that prompts me for passphrase, I just press enter) gpg: public key decryption failed: No passphrase given gpg: decryption failed: No secret key I would like to be able to use my keys again. Most curiously, this happens not just with pass but also with plain gpg decryption (gpg -d ). $ gpg -d foo.asc (X dialog that prompts me for passphrase, I just press enter) gpg: public key decryption failed: No passphrase given gpg: decryption failed: No secret key I would like to be able to use my keys again. gpg 2.2.20 doesn't work: "gpg2 -d test.txt.gpg" "gpg2 -vv --debug-level 8 -d test.txt.gpg" gives, in addition to what the gpg command outputs: gpg: decryption failed: No secret key gpg: keydb: handles=2 locks=0 parse=0 get=2 gpg: build=0 update=0 insert=0 delete=0 gpg: reset=0 found=2 not=1 cache=0 not=0 same problem on macOS, without using QtPass (can be reproduced when asking multiple password in parallel (from a python script or shell for example)). key was listed. I'm on Arch with GPG version 2.2.6 (both gpg and gpg2 commands) and latest pass. Turns out pass was calling gpg2 and gpg2 stores keys differently than gpg. gpg --import < ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg. I can confirm that killing the agent did fix the issue. ... Key Server: GPG Mail no longer working after macOS update: GPG Mail not in Manage Plug-ins list after installation or doesn't remain active: Trusting keys … @annejan: I get the same error message both under GNOME and under "pure" Openbox. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails. gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available. So I was quite surprised to see an error message like this: Strange. I built it while making dotgpg and it was inspired by (and shares code from) the awesome ASN.1 decoder.. To use it, just paste a GPG message in the box below and click Decode. Recently had pass "break" on me, and this thread is all I could find so far. I've tried re-exporting/importing the keys (pub + priv), and I've tried killing gpg-agent by various different means, all of this to no success. Not sure I extracted the key correctly as it was too long for electrum. My knowledge of cryptography and GnuPG is quite limited. I was just using pass and not QtPass. Issue After using the su command to switch users, gpg doesn't allow entering a passphrase -- whether encrypting, decrypting, or generating a new key with gpg --gen-key . Before converting your keys we have created a backup, they are not lost. Where did you get the GnuPG from? You signed in with another tab or window. I try to use GPG to sign files but something confuses me: If I enter in the terminal (the file I want to sign is called "checksums") it says: $ gpg -s checksums You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "[my name] <[my email prefix]@gmail.com>" 4096-bit RSA key, ID C457C71D, created 2015-01-16 This page will decode PGP armored messages in javascript. S.gpg-agent.browser: So far: Get a WIF private key (say from electrum) base58 decode it. Or (if set) the hide to systray or menu bar feature. gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit RSA key, ID D86A742B, created 2015-06-15 "Mark Johnson " gpg: public key decryption failed: Invalid IPC response gpg: decryption failed: No secret key It correctly sees all my previous accounts but I can't see their contents because of the following red error: It also doesn't ask me for the master password. In case you need to import the old keyring into the new format like so: But even after importing the keys, I still received gpg: decryption failed: No secret key. I don't know how to show options for GPG keys, but the following command output may be interesting: @fturco @tristan-k What operating system are you running? Perhaps using qtpass with your patched pass might also work. I tried changing settings in Configuration > Programs from "native git/gpg" to "use pass" but Qtpass always returns me the same error. I have no idea what the secret key is as it was automatically generated in Openvas8 during installation. You're mixing two very different encryption concepts here: Symmetrically encrypting data using a passphrase (a shared key) that both parties will need to have, and using asymmetric encryption to encrypt a (symmetric and usually … Especially when migrating to GPG2, sometimes keys do not get imported into the new keyrings. I have a package that does a GPG decrypt in a Process Task. Related: #156. I'm also able to see my gpg secret key with the following command: The text was updated successfully, but these errors were encountered: Which options did you set for your GPG keys? gpg2: no secret key, Previous message (by thread): [Enigmail] qualifizierte elektronische with the error: Missing passphrase gpg: decryption failed: No secret key -failed-secret- key-not-available-error-from-gpg-on-windows#7974613 and The message wasn't encrypted to your public key. This is not a pass problem, it's a gpg problem, apparently. It is a wonderfully simple way to manage passwords using PGP to encrypt passwords in text files. Tried to remove purge everything and reinstall and still nothing. Each person has a private key and a public key. But directly using gpg -d .password-store/test.gpg works fine and I can decrypt. I am getting below errors. It can happen, that GPG Services is unable to decrypt a message. Not sure I extracted the key correctly as it was too long for electrum. drop last 4bytes and first 1 byte??? Hi, @metanerd what OS / Distro etc are you running? I don't mind setting a passphrase from now on but I don't know how: To decrypt the file, they need their private key and your public key. OK thanks, fiddled around ~/.config/IJHack/QtPass.conf and no joy. Removing the socket files from ~/.gnupg/ solving it for me. GPG relies on the idea of two encryption keys per person. http://www.dennisdegreef.net/2015/07/yubikey-neo-with-pgp-subkeys/, https://github.com/IJHack/qtpass/blob/master/FAQ.md, (RE-9326) update_yum_repo should automatically overwrite repodata when updating. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. Could be related to the "single instance" stuff which will soon be fixed. When I ran gpg -K I saw both keys; when I ran gpg2 -K only the original Thanks, Krishna Edit: Turns out an update to I presume gpg caused it to no longer automatically know which pinentry application to use. It must be a problem with pinentry then? You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "Warren Severin (replaces 3CF67BAB6C4105E8 which has been revoked) "2048-bit RSA key, ID 6EE32E11, created 2012-12-09. gpg: cancelled by user Hi, OS: Fedora; OS version: Linux; gopass Version: 1.7, 1.8 After importing, you may need to update the trust on your key. My ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf specified a pinentry-program that was not installed on my system. I ran into the same problem with pass on the command line (not Qtpass) on Linux -- gpg would decrypt my passwords but the pass command would not. So after searching around I found that I need to set the GPG_TTY variable: It seems that not setting the GPG_TTY environment variable leads to the error above. Key Maintenance. I even tried reinstalling gnupg, gpgme, pinentry, and pass packages, which was challenging given that Pacman has a dependency on a couple of them! gpg2 is already set in the config. It that's not possible and no export file of the secret key happens to appear then you don't have any chance to decrypt messages which have been encrypted for this key only. Or in the least warn about incompatibility. See the screenshot below for how I answered the questions that followed. I'll see if there is a way to (via environment variables or such) force the use of a graphical version when using qtpass. The reasons for that can be various. gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit RSA key, ID [my key ID], created 2016-09-02 "[my name] <[my email]>" gpg: public key decryption failed: Operation cancelled gpg: decryption failed: No secret key I expected to be greeted with a GUI (or TUI, if I'm in a tty) asking for my passphrase, now no … gpg: decryption failed: No secret key I then executed the command: gpg --import private.key I get the following error: can't open `private.key': No such file or directory I have the passphrase but I do not know the syntax to use the passphrase. -Gandhi After using the su command to switch users, gpg doesn't allow entering a passphrase -- whether encrypting, decrypting, or generating a new key with gpg --gen-key. Tearing my hair out a bit here, struggling with the same issue. For me decrypting works both with gpg and gpg2 and still fails with pass. gpg --export-secret-keys [ID] > private.key. But we do have to adres this issue! I got it worked by just killing gpg-agent process. So, fire up Computer A first and create a private key. I don't mind setting a passphrase from now on but I don't know how: As of a week ago I started getting this decryption failed error, interspersed with the occasional timeout error and the occasional success. I guess it must be related to my gpg-key then, but I dont have a clue. Have spent two whole days trying every solution I could find on the web, with no joy. So after searching around I found that I need to set the GPG_TTY variable: I deleted everything I had done and started again from scratch. gpg: public key is 8ACF6864. It's intended to help you debug if you happen to be working with RFC 4880 encoded messages. Sorry that this isn't really the right place but it's somehow become the most informative page on the net about this issue with GPG...! @fturco Could it be that your terminal is using a custom $GPGHOME environment variable? EDIT: Or maybe not, see this, It might be the Gnome Keyring https://github.com/IJHack/qtpass/blob/master/FAQ.md. (at ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf - create it if it's not already there): Replace that with another equivalent that works for you; this is what it was defaulting to before for me. Which is entirely as expected, as the file was encrypted using john@johnsmith.com's public key.John will obviously need his private key in order to decrypt it. At that point, Computer A can use its private key to decrypt that data. Looks like a compatibility issue has arisen between gpg and gpg2 where Here’s how I did it. I dont know to disable Gnome Keyring in Ubuntu without getting massive issues. Paperkey to extract secret data. All to no avail. import into electrum. > gpg: public key decryption failed: bad passphrase May it be that your passphrase has a character with the high bit set and that the codepages used on Windows and HP are different? Kill it and retry. I'm able to decrypt using gpg2 -d test.gpg, but in qtpass: It never ask me for the passphrase, shouldn't it to this? I found the solution in #179 where I had to install https://gpgtools.org/, and it worked. Steps To Reproduce $ gopass-1.8 generate test How long should the password be? I just restarted my machine and it was working again. Already on GitHub? Thus pass -c test now works for me. Well running qtpass doesn't do anything. Setting it specifically fixes it, e.g. For me none of the above solutions provided did work. 4 posts • Page 1 of 1. by Tech Support » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:37 pm . You should see a Secret key is available. I do use Gnome Keyring but I disabled the autostart with X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false in ~/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop. gpg: decryption failed: No secret key This sent me into a wild rage, and after spending far too much time trying to debug with no results, I switched tactics; remove GPGTools and install gpg myself. gopass: “gpg: decryption failed: No secret key” For a few years now I have been using the pass password manager . You could try removing the config from ~/.config/IJhack/qtpass (or something close to that, on mobile atm), If all else fails I'll have a look to see if I can reproduce this error tonight. ... You can press “CTRL-D” to signify the end of the message and GPG will decrypt it for you. You could try switching to gpg in the "programs" tab in config but we also use the batch features of gpg2 like pass.. Cheers! Or is … one thing I noticed is that when I decrypt the password file directly using gpg, it prompts me for my pass pharase to unlock and successfully shows me whats inside. It is a wonderfully simple way to manage passwords using PGP to … :). If you know who that is and he still has the key then you can ask him to export it for you. I have restarted multiple times as well. (wild guess), $ uname -a Linux Ubuntu 3.19.6 #1 SMP Wed Apr 29 11:04:21 MDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux, I just tried to use my password-store with just pass and I'm getting the same error. Is gpg or gpg2 set in the [programs] tab in [config] ? S.gpg-agent.ssh: Successfully merging a pull request may close this issue. But when i try again using pass Email/test it fails again. We cannot use the non-graphical pinentry . Paperkey to extract secret data. gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID 8ACF6864. S.gpg-agent.extra: Unfortunately we can't "wrap" the cli passphrase dialog. Anyone have any other ideas or steps I can take to debug? Do this by running the command: gpg --gen-key. For different reasons I am now migrating to gopass, a Go implementation of pass with a few additional features. . I'm getting the same issue with Fedora 22. No translations currently exist. It runs without any problems both in Visual Studio and when I do 'Run Package' through SSMS (running on the server). Before converting your keys we have created a backup, they are not lost. [GNUPG:] DECRYPTION_FAILED gpg: decryption failed: No secret key [GNUPG:] END_DECRYPTION It appears that GPG-agent cannot be connected to. Running qtpass returns nothing. There are some useful options here, such as -u to specify the secret key to be used, and -r to specify the public key of the recipient. ~$ gpg2 -d --quiet --yes --compress-algo=none --no-encrypt-to --batch --use-agent /home/mash/.password-store/test.gpg gpg: decryption failed: No secret key. It won’t. GPG generate private key and export. Which is quite misleading. I ran into this problem as well, and it turned out to be self inflicted. Better commands, which avoid use of temporary files: @muminoff I tried killing gpg-agent like this, but wasn't able to wait long enough for it to complete (about 2 minutes). I am using Homebrew to install gopass on my machine: brew install gopass. On Mac OSX using qtpass, I've had the same issue "gpg: decryption failed". I mean nothing, no program, no error, nada. It also causes my terminals (tried multiple) to fail to exit without me killing them. Now both gpg and gpg2 can read my secret key and all is well: @gmp216 Thank you so much for sharing, I had the same problem with pass and your solution worked for me as well. If GUI frontend applications fail, try to do the operations on the command line. homebrew/macports or https://gpgtools.org/ ? There is an easy way of doing this with the GPG software. Thanks. gopass: “gpg: decryption failed: No secret key”. The public key can decrypt something that was encrypted using the private key. S.gpg-agent: Although qtpass still doesn't return anything. . Few things to check: 1) If you are using Service, strange results can often occur if the service account is different from the user account that imported the key. I normally have the Pinetry window popup asking me to enter my passphrase, but I am not prompted for my passphrase. One key is a public but the other key is a private.You can encrypt only with a public key but only can decrypt with private key. Working on it, seems to mostly be a gpg2 or wrong settings for pinentry issue. Have a question about this project? import into electrum. Installing from gpgtools.org solved my problem. Anyway using, Killing gpg-agent and running pass accout/foobar on command line work, also in QtPass. [GNUPG:] DECRYPTION_FAILED gpg: decryption failed: No secret key [GNUPG:] END_DECRYPTION It appears that GPG-agent cannot be connected to. 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