[pass] problems with gpg and password store

milki milki at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 16 20:20:20 CEST 2012

On 12:02 Tue 16 Oct     , Brian McCallister wrote:
> password store seems to be refusing to acknowledge that I own my key, I think.
> given:
> brianm at kite:~$ gpg2 -K
> /Users/brianm/.gnupg/secring.gpg
> --------------------------------
> sec   1024D/F8EA2967 2003-02-16
> uid                  Brian McCallister <brianm at apache.org>
> uid                  Brian McCallister (Personal Email) <brian at skife.org>
> ssb   1024g/C42453AD 2003-02-16
> brianm at kite:~$ pass init brianm at apache.org
> Password store initialized for brianm at apache.org.
> brianm at kite:~$ pass insert test/hello
> Enter password for test/hello: world
> gpg: C42453AD: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user
> gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: Unusable public key
> brianm at kite:~$
> I certainly have the key, have the private key, and have signed my
> key. It seems to be getting angry when it tries to use the subkey (
> C42453AD ).

Have you verified the subkey is properly signed?
What is the validity of the signing key?
Perhaps your trustdb doesn't trust the signing key?

Some solutions I've seen from googling is to change the trust for the
signing to ultimate or signing the subkey. Of course, I think this is an
odd situation that I haven't run into myself, so I'm not sure what


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