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Running qtPass remotelly not prompting for the GPG key passphrasse #374

titansmc opened this issue Apr 27, 2018 · 2 comments

Running qtPass remotelly not prompting for the GPG key passphrasse #374

titansmc opened this issue Apr 27, 2018 · 2 comments


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titansmc commented Apr 27, 2018

I am not sure whether this is the proper place to ask a question or not, if not, please point me in the right direction.
I am trying to set up a remote installation of qtpass (so then all the users can access the tool just by having ssh access) so I do the following:

  • Adding this to the bash_profile, so after ssh it will load my ssh keys (to be able to push changes to pass git
if [ -z "$SSH_AUTH_SOCK" ] ; then
  eval `ssh-agent -s`
  • launch qtpass

But now the problem is that if I do it locally, I will see another window asking me the passphrasse to unlock the GPG key. But it never comes up with my setup.... The only way I have to get it working is by calling the pass, then I will be prompted on the terminal for the GPG passphrasse, so the I can use it.

So it seems it is not forwarding pinentry (I've set up pinentry=/usr/bin/pinentry in the qtpass.conf). For me it would be OK to just prompt me for the curses "style" and enter the passphrasse

Any idea on what is wrong here?

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annejan commented Apr 29, 2018

I would personally recommend against using QtPass (or pass for that matter) in this way.

You can use git to sync between multiple devices.
You can setup pass to encrypt for multiple gpg id's which not only makes (dis)allowing access easier and more granular but you can also set-up per-folder permissions on a user level.

I think the issue is with the pinentry "environment" but if I find some time I'll try and replicate and look for a solution . .

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titansmc commented Apr 30, 2018 via email

@annejan annejan closed this as completed Apr 30, 2018
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