Question about secret service integration and saved passphrases

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Thu Jan 5 13:51:33 CET 2023

On Donnerstag, 5. Januar 2023 02:50:25 CET Jackson Chen via Gnupg-users wrote:
> i had enabled KeePassXC secret service integration (some free desktop
> standard). when i use my secret GPG/PGP keys, i get prompted by KeePassXC
> to unlock the database (if locked). after unlocking the database, GPG goes
> back to asking for the passphrase through pinentry.
> the problem i have is that the pinentry program (pinentry-qt) does not have
> a checkbox to save the passphrase, which is what i need to save the
> passphrase into KeePassXC. is there a way to either save an entry for the
> key's passphrase directly in KeePassXC, or indirectly through some pinentry
> program or other way?

I think there's a pinentry-gnome3 which supports saving passwords via the 
secret service integration. It should work fine in KDE Plasma.

Searching the internet I found this link which might be helpful:

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