GPG sub-keys

Akiva Levy akiva at
Wed Jan 5 03:03:53 UTC 2022

Thanks, Grégoire. That solved it!

Akiva Levy
F05B 121F 6E07 3216 BE35 E425 5524 34F0 F754 BE67

On Tue, 4 Jan 2022 at 02:20, Grégoire Détrez ⠬⠆ <gregoire at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 03, 2022 at 11:26:55AM -0800, Akiva Levy wrote:
> > I keep my master secret key offline and issue each of my devices a
> > unique sub-key. I have tried using these device sub-key IDs when
> > initialising a new password store (ie. `pass init 0x123... 0x456...`),
> > but  it seems sub-keys aren't working as I only get `decryption
> > failed: No secret key` errors. To verify, I have tried using my e-mail
> > address and temporarily using my offline master key ID with GPG and
> > that does work. Is there a way to solve this problem for my use-case?
> If I remember correctly you need to add ! to force gnupg to use specific
> subkeys. E.g. `pass init 1234! abcd!`.
> Cheers,

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