[Assist] {ssh,gpg} agents Was: GnuPG 2.1 and Gnome Keyring

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Thu Dec 4 04:06:36 GMT 2014

If you ask me, these changes on GnuPG 2.1 sucks :-/ (yeah, I used to unlock my passwords and gpg keys with
gnome-keyring and now it doesn't work!)

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli writes:

> On Tue, 2 Dec 2014 03:26:12 +0000
> khoi at member.fsf.org wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for your reply. It is not a bug. The new version ignores 
>> GPG_AGENT_INFO, so according to the Arch Wiki, Gnome Keyring can no 
>> longer be used as a GPG Agent.
>> I was just wondering if other people were in a similar situation and 
>> whether or not they have found a way to do that differently.
> hmmm,
> I've similar issues:
> I'd like to have single-signon.
> I'm looking for something that, as soon as I login locally:
> * Unlocks my ssh keys trough keychain
> * Unlocks my gpg keys trough keychain
> * Permit sudo su for a short moment
> It has to handle keychain, other agents weren't good enough:
> * They weren't flexible enough(For instance I've more than one key and
>   a well crafted ssh_config that has settings for the hosts I need to
>   ssh into)
> * They were lagging with reguard to key formats, and I do use the last
>   ones too.
> * GDM and so on didn't work with shell-only.
> I guess that all that has to be done with PAM somehow, but many extra
> pam modules are lacking.
> I've also already sent packages requests for PCR about it trough that
> list for some PAM modules, but I got no replies.
> example: pam-ssh, and pam_abl. 
> However pam-ssh probably isn't as good as keychain.
> I currently use keychain for ssh and password-caching for gpg in my
> mail client(it didn't pickup keychain's gpg agent somehow).
> Denis.
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Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro.
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