GTK pinentry with gpg-agent as ssh-agent

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Mar 3 09:22:38 CET 2021

On Tue,  2 Mar 2021 10:35, Romain Lebrun Thauront said:

> So, is there a way to have BOTH gpg-agent managing ssh, and GTK
> pinentry prompts for unlocking keys ?

I use this for more than a decade.  You have to use

  gpg-connect-agent updatestartuptty /bye

if you switch your xserver; that is if you login from another machine or
account int the xserver where gpg-agent has been started.  With gpg or
gpgsm this is not required because they can tell gpg-agent about their
own environment.  ssh is not able to do this.  I have posted patch to
the openssh portable list to enhance ssh-agent but they have not yet
been merged.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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