I get the same error on a Mac OS X El Capitan. Paperkey to extract secret data. But directly using gpg -d .password-store/test.gpg works fine and I can decrypt. I don't mind setting a passphrase from now on but I don't know how: Before converting your keys we have created a backup, they are not lost. Working on it, seems to mostly be a gpg2 or wrong settings for pinentry issue. Could be related to the "single instance" stuff which will soon be fixed. There is currently no sane way to use that in combination with qtpass. Especially when migrating to GPG2, sometimes keys do not get imported into the new keyrings. Paperkey to extract secret data. Or (if set) the hide to systray or menu bar feature. When I ran gpg -K I saw both keys; when I ran gpg2 -K only the original To decrypt the file, they need their private key and your public key. Unfortunately we can't "wrap" the cli passphrase dialog. gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available. As of a week ago I started getting this decryption failed error, interspersed with the occasional timeout error and the occasional success. Since wrapping that would expose your passphrase/pin to QtPass, which is very bad from a separation of concerns PoV. Or is … Recently had pass "break" on me, and this thread is all I could find so far. GPG generate private key and export. Each person has a private key and a public key. It also causes my terminals (tried multiple) to fail to exit without me killing them. Not sure I extracted the key correctly as it was too long for electrum. 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. Simple fix is to import your secret key into gpg2. Perhaps using qtpass with your patched pass might also work. The public key can decrypt something that was encrypted using the private key. It must be a problem with pinentry then? $ gpg --import ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg $ gpg --import ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg But even after importing the keys, I still received gpg: decryption failed: No secret key . Turns out pass was calling gpg2 and gpg2 stores keys differently than gpg. 4 posts • Page 1 of 1. by Tech Support » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:37 pm . -- Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. Well running qtpass doesn't do anything. This is not a pass problem, it's a gpg problem, apparently. 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. I don't mind setting a passphrase from now on but I don't know how: For a few years now I have been using the pass password manager. I don't think implementing gpg1 compatibility will be a thing I'm likely to add in the forseeable future though. I just restarted my machine and it was working again. 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. At that point, Computer A can use its private key to decrypt that data. I have no idea what the secret key is as it was automatically generated in Openvas8 during installation. Removing the socket files from ~/.gnupg/ solving it for me. This page will decode PGP armored messages in javascript. 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. @dennisdegreef: I use the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre distribution, a derivative of Arch Linux. ~$ 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. to your account. To send a file securely, you encrypt it with your private key and the recipient’s public key. Running qtpass returns nothing. Now both gpg and gpg2 can read my secret key and all is well: $ gpg --export [ID] > public.key $ gpg --export-secret-key [ID] > private.key $ gpg2 --import public.key $ gpg2 --import private.key $ rm public.key private.key. If you already have your keys in gnupg on the target machine run: $ gpg --export-secret-keys > keyfile $ gpg2 --import keyfile. So far: Get a WIF private key (say from electrum) base58 decode it. If you know who that is and he still has the key then you can ask him to export it for you. 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. For me none of the above solutions provided did work. Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. So I was quite surprised to see an error message like this: Strange. 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...! On Mac OSX using qtpass, I've had the same issue "gpg: decryption failed". You should see a Secret key is available. @kenji21 use ps aux | grep gpg and find a gpg-agent daemon process. 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 … I got it worked by just killing gpg-agent process. 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. Before converting your keys we have created a backup, they are not lost. 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. take private key and process it to make WIF. ... 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 … That part has been confusing since the secret key is inside a text file that we have. 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 … Discuss encryption/decryption issues. Ahh, that's a whole different issue than. gpg: public key is 8ACF6864. You need to have a way of invalidating your key pair in case there is a security breach or in case you lose your secret key. import into electrum. I am using Homebrew to install gopass on my machine: brew install gopass. 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. I can confirm that killing the agent did fix the issue. Killing gpg-agent and running pass accout/foobar on command line work, also in QtPass. gpg2 --decrypt < ~/.password-store/foo prompts me for my passphrase in pinentry-gtk, but then it outputs. gpg2 is already set in the config. > 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? . Can you try 'native' with the gpg2 executable set? 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. $ 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. drop last 4bytes and first 1 byte??? ), everything seems to be working fine. OS: Fedora; OS version: Linux; gopass Version: 1.7, 1.8 I dont know to disable Gnome Keyring in Ubuntu without getting massive issues. If I'm not able to import that (because it doesn't show up when I run gpg --list-secret-keys) then I would hope that it can either read the string from the file or I should be able to enter the secret key somewhere so it knows what the text is. The public key can decrypt something that was encrypted using the private key. I deleted everything I had done and started again from scratch. May be related? Each person has a private key and a public key. 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. I mean nothing, no program, no error, nada. @fturco Could it be that your terminal is using a custom $GPGHOME environment variable? Better command, which avoid copy&paste key ID: Thanks @gmp216 to share you fix. GPG relies on the idea of two encryption keys per person. gpg: cancelled by user decryption failed: No secret key Exception in component tFileInputFullRow_1 I tried chmod o+rw $(tty) Although qtpass still doesn't return anything. GPG is a open software and PGP is a propietary software but both working same. Installing from gpgtools.org solved my problem. I normally have the Pinetry window popup asking me to enter my passphrase, but I am not prompted for my passphrase. gpg-generated keys don't make it into the secure keyring in gpg2. It won’t. OK thanks, fiddled around ~/.config/IJHack/QtPass.conf and no joy. 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 @dennisdegreef has a great article about setting keys in GPG: http://www.dennisdegreef.net/2015/07/yubikey-neo-with-pgp-subkeys/. . 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. take private key and process it to make WIF. 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? gopass: “gpg: decryption failed: No secret key” For a few years now I have been using the pass password manager . And is it failing with pass in the commandline too or only with QtPass using pass as backend? It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. With a bit of luck I can try these things out tonight on a clean Ubuntu VM. 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. GPG has graphical ways to ask for pinentry, which are the preferred way to do this in a graphical environment, however I haven't invested time to try out alternative GPG2 builds on OSX. Have a question about this project? Setting it specifically fixes it, e.g. Hi, @metanerd what OS / Distro etc are you running? (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. gopass: “gpg: decryption failed: No secret key”. I'm getting the same issue with Fedora 22. It can happen, that GPG Services is unable to decrypt a message. Tried removing and reinstalling but no joy. Thanks. If the missing secret key is stored on a smart card / USB token, please see the next section. Should the secret key still be missing after this command and it's not stored on a smart card / USB token, please create a new discussion. So for now I have just commented out the gpg2 lines so it always uses gpg. $ gpg -decrypt message.asc You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "John Q. Smith " 1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 939A094A, created 1999-09-28 (main key ID FFF5BD5A) Enter passphrase: _ After typing your passphrase, you will see the message: $ gpg -decrypt message.asc Now in a asymetric encription is necesary use two keys. My ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf specified a pinentry-program that was not installed on my system. -Gandhi The passphrase dialog, is that a graphical or text-based one? drop last 4bytes and first 1 byte??? But we do have to adres this issue! Gopass 1.6.12 has support for subkeys added to a .gpg-id file, this no longer works for either the 1.8 or 1.7 versions. Is the gnupg version of arch just missing some compile-time flag to support--passphrase-file without manual pinentry? However, there is just a little typo mistake in your answer which made your fix failed in my first try. But when i try again using pass Email/test it fails again. privacy statement. Tried to remove purge everything and reinstall and still nothing. Should the secret key still be missing after this command and it's not stored on a smart card / USB token, please create a new discussion. Tearing my hair out a bit here, struggling with the same issue. same problem on macOS, without using QtPass (can be reproduced when asking multiple password in parallel (from a python script or shell for example)). Ah, ok. See the screenshot below for how I answered the questions that followed. 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. (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. Then Computer B can use that public key to encrypt some data, which it can then transmit to Computer A. Steps To Reproduce $ gopass-1.8 generate test How long should the password be? 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. 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. My knowledge of cryptography and GnuPG is quite limited. The application when called just quits and doean't show any error message or anything? By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and S.gpg-agent.ssh: Successfully merging a pull request may close this issue. I was just using pass and not QtPass. I guess it must be related to my gpg-key then, but I dont have a clue. I'll see if there is a way to (via environment variables or such) force the use of a graphical version when using qtpass. I ran into this problem as well, and it turned out to be self inflicted. It's intended to help you debug if you happen to be working with RFC 4880 encoded messages. Not sure I extracted the key correctly as it was too long for electrum. For me decrypting works both with gpg and gpg2 and still fails with pass. 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 . I suffer from the same, running on Arch too. Where did you get the GnuPG from? GPG relies on the idea of two encryption keys per person. No translations currently exist. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails. After setting this environment variable (and adding it to the .bash_profile), gopass works as expected. 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. All to no avail. gpg --import < ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg. The corrected line: I normally have the Pinetry window popup asking me to enter my passphrase, but I am not prompted for my passphrase. 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. Sure I extracted the key correctly as it was working again force at the disposal of mankind the questions followed... Case, I 've had the same issue with Fedora 22 ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf a! A week ago I started getting this decryption failed: no secret ”. 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May close this issue Mac OS X El Capitan week ago I started getting this decryption:...