Monday, March 14, 2016

OpenPGP and annoying pinentry window


I've started to use PGP in jabber (GnuPG for windows - Gpg4win - I've used this instruction). Backup of instruction just in case:



And every time when I've got incoming message in jabber - appeared windows 'pinentry' and asked me password (passphrase). It's very annoying and in the internet I didn't find solution for Windows OS.
Window - looks like that:


So, in the internet there are lot of posts where people advices create file with properties - 'gpg-agent.conf', but usually it's about linux. Process monitor showed that in Windows this file expected to be in "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\gnupg\gpg-agent.conf"


  1. Create file "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\gnupg\gpg-agent.conf"
  2. Write in this file 2 lines (values can be any big number - it's seconds of caching your password):
    • max-cache-ttl 2592000
    • default-cache-ttl 2592000
  3. Restart your gpg-agent.exe process

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