Is a PGP-based password manager a good idea in 2019?

Saeed Rasooli saeed.gnu at
Sun Sep 1 13:49:01 CEST 2019

You really want to sacrifice native desktop integration (with gpg-agent and
desktop key ring) just because gpg is not very loved?
I don't think most of Linux/Unix users would like that!
If you don't have password on your private key, or you have a very short
password, you are probably making a mistake.

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 3:08 PM Allan Odgaard <lists+pass at> wrote:

> On 1 Sep 2019, at 12:24, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> Sure, if we re-implement the features currently being used from GPG,
> switching to an alternative would go unnoticed :)
> But that feature list also includes key management, for example teams may
> encrypt passwords for multiple recipients and/or with different keys for
> different sub-folders.
> It turns out that gopass re-implements GPG including key storage as an
> alternative backend, so you can see what is involved here:
> They use protocol buffers as the “file format” (when using this backend).
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