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Thu, May 2

steve added a comment to T3902: Use the term password instead of passphrase.

Users keep showing up in our support, confused by this inconsistency. here's the most recent: https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/discussions/feedback/14701-where-is-the-passphrase

Thu, May 2, 11:25 PM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)

Mar 18 2019

werner closed T3065: dirmngr: proxy issues with dnslookup causing failure as Invalid.

No we can't we need to know the IP addresses to handle the pools. I have given a workaround for you in my previous comment. You can also use install Tor which we can use for DNS resolving.

Mar 18 2019, 7:26 PM · gnupg (gpg22), dns, dirmngr

Feb 4 2019

aheinecke claimed T3902: Use the term password instead of passphrase.

First of all I find PIN a very bad term. "Personal Identification Number" for example for my Gnuk token is confusing. I use a string there,... So let us use PIN only where it really has to be a number. Otherwise it is a Password.

Feb 4 2019, 1:47 PM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)
werner added a comment to T3902: Use the term password instead of passphrase.

Despite that I created this task, I am still not not convinced that removing the term passphrase is a good idea. If we do this in gnupg we would need to change all strings to make it clear that the passphrase is used to protect one's own key and has nothing to do with encryption etc. In fact the term PIN would be better because it is common knowledge that you use a PIN to get access to something you own. There would be less confusion on the purpose of the passphrase. Sure PIN is usually considered to be a number. However my bank allows a string to be used as, what they call, PIN.

Feb 4 2019, 11:26 AM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)
aheinecke added a comment to T3902: Use the term password instead of passphrase.

There has been some progress here. At least we no longer use "passphrase" in new code. We still have not yet replaced all old occurances.

Feb 4 2019, 10:41 AM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)

Dec 28 2018

werner renamed T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft from Problem to verify PGP key to Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.
Dec 28 2018, 6:14 PM · gpgol, gpg4win
JW-D added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

I contacted Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in regard to this matter. They confirmed the failed PGP key verification, but have not yet any explanation for that.

Dec 28 2018, 4:12 PM · gpgol, gpg4win

Dec 21 2018

BenM added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

What are MS doing when they get it right, though? I'd look at the differences between those two to identify what they've messed up here.

Dec 21 2018, 8:18 PM · gpgol, gpg4win
werner updated subscribers of T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

Thanks. The mail is a standard, non-crypto mail with one attachment. That attachment is a TNEF file which has according to ytnef(1) just one file. That file has the name gpgolPGP.dat and contains a clearsigned message.

Dec 21 2018, 1:19 PM · gpgol, gpg4win
JW-D added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

Sure, I zipped the eml which failed and I´ll send it by e-mail to you

Dec 21 2018, 9:38 AM · gpgol, gpg4win
werner added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

Is it possible that you upload or send me a copy of such a mail (wk gnupg.org)? ZIP or tar the eml file and send it in an encrypted mail to me to make sure it won't be modified on the transport.

Dec 21 2018, 8:37 AM · gpgol, gpg4win

Dec 20 2018

JW-D added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

I checked my mails in detail, and I can confirm that the error occurs only with "Microsoft security update releases". Indeed "Microsoft security advisory notification" and "Microsoft security update summary for..." will be verified correctly.

Dec 20 2018, 9:39 PM · gpgol, gpg4win
jmrexach added a comment to T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft.

I agree. It also happens to me. But only with mails coming from "Microsoft security update releases". Mails coming form "Microsoft security advisory notification" and Microsoft security update summary for..." are ok and are signed by the same key. It could be some trouble in MS automated email treatment.

Dec 20 2018, 7:50 PM · gpgol, gpg4win
werner edited projects for T4299: Problem to verify PGP key used by Microsoft, added: FAQ, OpenPGP; removed Bug Report.
Dec 20 2018, 8:40 AM · gpgol, gpg4win

Dec 14 2018

wheelerlaw added a comment to T3065: dirmngr: proxy issues with dnslookup causing failure.
So if your DNS resolver does not tell us the IP addresses, we can't do anything about it.
Dec 14 2018, 7:25 PM · gnupg (gpg22), dns, dirmngr

Dec 11 2018

werner edited projects for T3065: dirmngr: proxy issues with dnslookup causing failure, added: FAQ; removed gnupg (gpg22).
Dec 11 2018, 3:48 PM · gnupg (gpg22), dns, dirmngr

Nov 5 2018

werner edited projects for T3118: gpg --sign --local-user ... fails with smartcard, added: gnupg; removed gnupg (gpg22).
Nov 5 2018, 9:39 AM · gnupg, Documentation, FAQ

Jun 6 2018

werner added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

BTW, you now need to use --rfc2440 to create a non-mdc message for testing.

Jun 6 2018, 4:30 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Jun 1 2018

aheinecke added a commit to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC: rO9f7ec6eb2962: Add distinct error for legacy nomdc.
Jun 1 2018, 3:00 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
aheinecke added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

It's nice. Although for now I've only added a message in the legacy_cipher_nomdc case:

Jun 1 2018, 2:57 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
werner added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

I justed commited some gadgets to gpgme which might be helpful But please show warnings etc before you use that new option.

Jun 1 2018, 1:51 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Apr 13 2018

aheinecke created T3903: Kleopatra: Use the term password instead of passphrase.
Apr 13 2018, 1:58 PM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)
werner created T3902: Use the term password instead of passphrase.
Apr 13 2018, 1:55 PM · FAQ, Documentation, gnupg (gpg23)

Apr 11 2018

JJworx added a comment to T3893: Timeout for receive-keys.

You are right in that enigmail uses no-auto-check-trustdb

Apr 11 2018, 10:23 AM · Enigmail, FAQ, gnupg
JJworx added a comment to T3893: Timeout for receive-keys.

As far as I understand your comment there is already a timeout of 15s per connection. But as you wrote, it doesn't fit all cases. In my case, gpg.exe just stayed open indefinitely.

Apr 11 2018, 10:23 AM · Enigmail, FAQ, gnupg
werner triaged T3893: Timeout for receive-keys as Low priority.

man dirmngr

Apr 11 2018, 10:12 AM · Enigmail, FAQ, gnupg

Jan 19 2018

aheinecke added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.
I have not checked whether we make this available in the GPGME API
Jan 19 2018, 7:37 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Jan 18 2018

werner added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

There can't be an MDC warning if MDC is not used ;-)

Jan 18 2018, 7:37 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
aheinecke added a project to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC: gnupg.

As far as I can see GnuPG does not emit appropriate status lines:

Jan 18 2018, 1:29 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Jan 8 2018

Lloyd added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

In the folder %APPDATA%\gnupg create a file named gpg.conf (or edit it if it exists) and put the line "ignore-mdc-error" in there. This should globally set this option and gpgol will also respect this.

Jan 8 2018, 11:25 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
aheinecke added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.
In T3714#109045, @Lloyd wrote:

I appreciate the dangers. Whilst I try and persuade the sender to deal with the issue at their end, is there anyway to include this option in GpgOL on a temporary basis?

Jan 8 2018, 8:06 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Jan 6 2018

werner renamed T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC from Failing to decrypt to Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.
Jan 6 2018, 11:49 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
werner assigned T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC to aheinecke.

Andre, I assign this to you. If you don't think that a better warning in Kleopatra is needed, please close the report.

Jan 6 2018, 11:47 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Jan 5 2018

Lloyd added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

OK. Thank you for that.

Jan 5 2018, 5:17 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
werner added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

Thanks for asking. We may need to put this into the FAQ, so here is my answer:

Jan 5 2018, 4:56 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
Lloyd added a comment to T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC.

Forgive me if I'm completely off the mark here. In no way do I claim to fully understand gpg etc.

Jan 5 2018, 2:04 PM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra
werner edited projects for T3714: Failing to decrypt due to missing MDC, added: kleopatra, FAQ; removed Bug Report, gpg4win.

The last line shows that gpg decided that to return a failure because the message does not use the MDC scheme. Since the introduction of modern algorithms with a _blocklength_ of 128 bit (e.g. AES) gpg always uses the MDC encryption system even if it is not announced by the respective key flags. The reason for theses algorithms are newer than the MDC system and thus we can expect that all applications supporting AES will also support MDC.

Jan 5 2018, 11:20 AM · gnupg, FAQ, kleopatra

Nov 13 2017

aheinecke closed T3485: --batch --passphrase throwing password prompt as of 3.0.0 as Resolved.

I've added a note about this in the wiki: https://wiki.gnupg.org/TroubleShooting#Passphrase_on_the_command_line

Nov 13 2017, 10:21 AM · FAQ, gpg4win

Nov 6 2017

skitron added a comment to T3485: --batch --passphrase throwing password prompt as of 3.0.0.

Thanks you very much for your quick reply. I added your code to my invocations for decryption and signing and all is well now. You probably saved me many hours of searching with your kind reply!

Nov 6 2017, 8:20 PM · FAQ, gpg4win
werner edited projects for T3485: --batch --passphrase throwing password prompt as of 3.0.0, added: gpg4win, FAQ; removed Bug Report.

However you can tell gpg-agent to let gpg ask for the passphrase. Add

Nov 6 2017, 4:40 PM · FAQ, gpg4win

Oct 20 2017

werner edited projects for T3118: gpg --sign --local-user ... fails with smartcard, added: gnupg (gpg22); removed gnupg (gpg21).
Oct 20 2017, 1:57 PM · gnupg, Documentation, FAQ

Aug 3 2017

marcus closed T2901: --with-fingerprint does not show fingerprints anymore as Invalid.
Aug 3 2017, 5:25 PM · FAQ, Not A Bug, gnupg

Jul 17 2017

Mouse added a comment to T3267: scdaemon PC/SC OPEN failed: sharing violation (0x8010000b).

@werner I request re-consideration. I *have* read the discussion, and remain convinced that a parameter that allows shared access is necessary.

Jul 17 2017, 10:47 PM · FAQ, scd
marcus closed T3029: make install does not configure/link installation for libgcrypt for gpg2 as Invalid.
Jul 17 2017, 5:51 PM · Bug Report, FAQ, gnupg, Not A Bug

Jul 12 2017

marcus closed T2177: pinentry: Passphrase not recognized in Thunderbird/Enigmail as Invalid.

That issue is best taken up with the enigmail maintainers. If you report it there, feel free to add a link here. Thanks!

Jul 12 2017, 4:13 PM · FAQ, Bug Report, pinentry

Jul 10 2017

werner updated the task description for T3267: scdaemon PC/SC OPEN failed: sharing violation (0x8010000b).
Jul 10 2017, 4:26 PM · FAQ, scd
werner closed T3267: scdaemon PC/SC OPEN failed: sharing violation (0x8010000b) as Wontfix.

This is on purpose. Please read the discussions. Use card-timeout in scdaemon.conf or "gpgconf --kill scdaemon"

Jul 10 2017, 4:24 PM · FAQ, scd

Jul 7 2017

werner added a comment to T2901: --with-fingerprint does not show fingerprints anymore.

--with-fingerprint is an option to modify the output of --list-keys and not a command. There are other --with-xxxx options for other purposes. There is no command to list a keyring. This is why gpg meanwhile prints a warning when used without a command.

Jul 7 2017, 4:24 PM · FAQ, Not A Bug, gnupg
crazycasta added a comment to T2901: --with-fingerprint does not show fingerprints anymore.

I don't think anyone is suggesting the use of gpg without a command. However, use WITH the --with-fingerprint command seems to be broken. Thank you for providing a correct way of doing what we want, but please either explain why the use of the --with-fingerprint command isn't working, or put this back as a bug.

Jul 7 2017, 1:56 PM · FAQ, Not A Bug, gnupg
werner edited projects for T2901: --with-fingerprint does not show fingerprints anymore, added: Not A Bug, FAQ; removed Bug Report.

The use of gpg without a command is simply wrong. This has never been specified and could actually lead to surprises.
You need to import the key first and then look at it with -k (--list-keys) or --fingerprint.

Jul 7 2017, 10:33 AM · FAQ, Not A Bug, gnupg