how to add a passphrase to a keypair
ostroffjh at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Oct 3 01:12:45 CEST 2021
Is it possible to add a passphrase to a secret key originally created
without one? If so, please tell me how. I'll be happy with either
instructions or pointer to the fine manual I either missed or misread.
I have tried lots of variations. Attempts using gpg-agent fail because
pinentry (I've tried text and gui versions) refuses to accept a blank
passphrase. Variants using --passphrase or --passphrase-fd don't work
because they only allow passing one passphrase, and I need to provide
the old one and the new one. I've also tried --export-secret-key,
which also fails with "error receiving key from agent: No passphrase
given - skipped" when using --passphrase-fd.
I do have a copy of gpg-1.4.23 available, but simply copying .gnupg to
a new user and using the old gpg doesn't help because gpg1 doesn't see
the secret keys from gpg2, and I haven't been able to export them.
Is there a way to do this, or is revoking the old key and creating new
keys from scratch the only solution?
Thanks for any information.
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