Can't decrypt my passwords: gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Milan Andric mandric at
Mon Feb 3 18:14:16 CET 2020

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 2:52 AM Journeyman <jman at> wrote:

> Am 02.02.20 um 23:32 schrieb Milan Andric:
> > Going a bit further, does anyone have a good link/guide to managing
> > passwords and backups in a secure way?
> When you have your passwords GPG-encrypted, the only thing that you
> really care is your GPG private key, so an offline backup
> should work: an SD card (like you mention) or on a smartcard.
> If you want to backup it up on a third-party cloud storage (dropbox,
> google drive, Amazon S3, ...), consider having a strong passphrase.
> I also keep a backup of the encrypted passwords on a remote private git
> repository; from time to time I sync my local ~/.password-store
> directory with a "pass git push".

Oh I almost forgot about git integration with password-store.  Sounds like
a great idea, will have to figure out how to do that post-init.

> So in case of a disaster, I re-import my private key from the offline
> backup on a fresh Linux installation, git checkout my passwords and I'm
> all set.

Thanks for the tips!
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