What do if forgot password?

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Fri Feb 6 16:19:20 CET 2009

don rhummy wrote:
> What does GPG have to recover my data if i forgot my password?

Lots of folks who'll tell you that you are S-O-L. Big Time.

The passphrase is the defense to keep a secret key safe. There are no recovery
mechanisms absent brute force. This is by design.

It's been said on this list countless times, there is _absolutely_ no way to
recover anything in OpenPGP without the passphrase.

I hope this isn't the situation you are in, because there is nothing that can be
done short of remembering the passphrase.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP

Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"

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