Passphrase problem

John Clizbe John at
Wed Jan 21 13:41:46 CET 2009

Steve Brockbank wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how to replace a passphrase in a key - when the current passphrase is unknown ? 

If you had the forethought to generate a revocation certificate, import it and
revoke the key.

Generate a new key.

There is absolutely no feasible way to recover a passphrase.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at

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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