Where to save passphrases?
mbauer at mailbox.org
Fri Jul 25 23:36:05 CEST 2014
* Sudhir Khanger wrote on Fri, 25 Jul 2014, at 23:10 (+0530):
> I was wondering once you have a working setup where do you save
> your passphrases of your master and multiple subkeys.
Usually it's *one* passphrase for the whole GnuPG key material.
And even more usually this one is stored in one's human brain.
(Some special scenarios may handle this differently.)
> Is it safe to use some soft of password manager? Not really
> ideal but I use LastPass.
Maybe human brain is not ready for storing a great and still
growing number of passwords, but it is capable to store at least
a very small number of important passphrases. For all those
other passwords using a password manager may be just fine.
So, if you're using a password manager for your GnuPG passphrase,
you will either run immediately into a chicken egg dilemma as the
manager needs a password, too. Or you might not be concerned at
all about security and might ask yourself why using GnuGP anyway.
I'm sorry, there are only these two possibilities.
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