[pass] Using remote repository - Unusable public key

David Adam zanchey at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Apr 17 04:46:43 CEST 2015

On Mon, 13 Apr 2015, Alfredo Palhares wrote:
> I am trying to use password-store with a repository on non standard location.
> So I've set an alias:
> pass-myorg='PASSWORD_STORE_DIR=/path/to/my/repo pass'
> I've set the master GPG key on the .gpg-id file and quiqly test with:
> $ pass-myorg edit Testing/test
> gpg: can't open '/path/to/file.gpg': No such file or directory
> gpg: decrypt_message failed: No such file or directory
> gpg: <keyID>: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user
> gpg: /dev/shm/pass.J6w2RiXobjf3x/XCRDgtesting-test.txt: encryption failed: Unusable public key
> I've noticed the <keyID> that gpg shows me is the key ID that is on
> ~/.password-store and not the non standard path repository .gpg-id file.

FWIW, we ran into the same problem with our team setup because the keys 
were not countersigned by each other. We work around this with 
`--trust-model always` because keys are specified by fingerprint, not by 

I'm not sure about your problem with the wrong keyID being shown, though.

David Adam
zanchey at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au

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