Where to save passphrases?

Schlacta, Christ aarcane at aarcane.org
Sat Jul 26 00:25:14 CEST 2014

I might suggest using the same passphrase you use for your password
manager for GPG.  So long as you use a strong passphrase and practice
good password practices on this password, it should remain

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM, Mathias Bauer <mbauer at mailbox.org> wrote:
> * 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.
> Regards,
> Mathias
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