Can't decrypt my passwords: gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
csanyipal at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 14:16:08 CET 2020
In my case I haven't any backup of mine GPG secret key here.
So I removed my stored and lost passwords from password-store.
I just initialize this password-store with the command:
pass init csanyipa at gmail.com
I shell store here my passwords again.
I am just curious: can one decrypt it's password-store with command
which is opposite to the
pass init command?
2020. 02. 01. 10:53 keltezéssel, Emil Lundberg írta:
> If you have a backup of your GPG secret key, you can restore that and
> use it to re-encrypt your passwords to the new key.
> If you do not have a backup, your encrypted passwords are permanently
> lost. There is no way to recover them without the secret key.
> I'm sorry to bring the bad news, if that is the case.
> On Sat, 1 Feb 2020, 10:26 Csanyi Pal, <csanyipal at gmail.com
> <mailto:csanyipal at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I messed up my GPG secret key and password-store system here.
> I do not understand how GPG works.
> I removed with Seahorse my old secret key so now pass show command does
> not shows any passwords out there.
> pass show AvilagHalon/Telefonjaim/Telenor
> gives this message.
> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
> How did I get into this trouble?
> I am going to change my Desktop Environment from Xfce4 to LXQt.
> So when I am logged in at LXQt then I couldn't use passwords with pass,
> or QtPass. I do not remember why not.
> Probably I removed with Seahorse the old GPG secret key so I can't
> decrypt my passwords stored in password-store.
> At the same time I created a new key pair with gpg and tried to use
> it the password-store but without success.
> What can I do now to get my passwords back?
> Best, Paul Chany
Best, Paul Chany
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