macOS pinentry remove saved password

bex at bex at
Tue Mar 16 12:40:57 CET 2021


The key is listed in the login keychain.  It uses the name and one of the associated numbers - It is the fifth element in —with-key-data but I don’t recognize it.

This default for pin entry is … frustrating.


On Mar 16, 2021, 12:05 PM +0100, Mark McDonnell via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at>, wrote:
> Hi,
> The default behaviour of the pinentry app (on macOS at least) is to have the option "save password in Keychain" automatically selected.
> I have to deselect this every time I use a specific GPG key where I don't want the password saved in the macOS Keychain. Unfortunately it seems I neglected to do this one time and so now it has been stored in the Keychain.
> I would like to remove it from the Keychain but it seems I can't find the gpg key listed in the macOS Keychain application and so I'm not sure how to remove it so that pinentry will again start asking me for the password for that particular gpg key.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
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