Using loopback pin entry with GnuPG 2.1

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at
Sat Nov 5 11:06:14 CET 2016

Dear Werner,

>> Thread-13  gpg: DBG: chan_5 <- D 2.1.11

> That is an old version of GnuPG.

Yes, I mentioned the version I was using at the top of my post.

> For that old version you need to put
>  allow-loopback-pinentry
> into gpg-agent.conf.  However, I  would strongly suggest to switch to
> 2.1.15.

As I mentioned in my post, the allow-loopback-pinentry option has already been specified in gpg-agent.conf. As to the version of GnuPG used - unfortunately, many users will have to use whatever GnuPG version is bundled with their distro, which in this case is 2.1.11. I am trying to see how I can improve support for GnuPG 2.1 for my users, many of whom typically will not have the option to upgrade to a more recent GnuPG version.

Does 2.1.11 not support loopback pinentry?


Vinay Sajip

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