[pass] Possible improvements
l-m-h at web.de
Tue Jan 26 16:36:28 CET 2016
Quoting Dashamir Hoxha (2016-01-26 16:20:04)
> About point (2), is it the problem that you have to give the passphrase
> each time that you want to show a password? I don't quite get it.
The problem is that the use of symmetric encryption forces the user to
unlock every entry in the password-store separately.
I think it is a popular use case to unlock your GPG key once and then
rely on the gpg-agent to use it several times in a row (read some
encrypted emails, sign some emails, retrieve stuff from pass). At least
it is my use case. The email stuff obviously does not change, but the
user might want to log into several sites on the web and therefore
retrieve several secrets from pass in a reasonably short time. In this
case she/he would have to type the passphrase for every new secret (even
if it is the same every time).
What would your setup and use case be for symmetric encrypted secrets in
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