Using GnuPG when switching users

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Jan 31 10:30:03 CET 2018

Am Montag 29 Januar 2018 03:44:56 schrieb Dan Horne:
> I'm trying to generate keys  from a user I have su'd to, but I get the
> following error:
> gpg-agent[23024]: command get_passphrase failed: Permission denied

Maybe you can work around the problem in a different way.
* Login as the user, e.g. try ssh.
* Use no passphrase
* Use a pinentry that uses X11
* temporarility change ownership of the tty

(As you can see, I'm a bit guessing widely, but maybe there is a hint in there 
for you.)


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