[Enigmail] Paste passphrase from clipboard into pinentry dialogbox

michael at yanovich.net michael at yanovich.net
Wed Mar 25 22:44:37 CET 2015


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On 03/25/2015 05:40 PM, Andre Lahmann wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> since upgrading to Enigmail 1.8.x it's not possible anymore to paste the
> passphrase into the pinentry dialogbox. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 and
> neither ctrl+v nor mouse buffer is working (as I am managing my
> passphrases with keepass I also tried autotype without success).
> Is this a bug or a feature?!?
> 
> Best,
> André

This is a feature of GPGv2. I originally discovered this a few versions
ago of Enigmail (probably 1.7.2). It seems that for GPGv2 it requires
specific applications for passphrase entry and of the ones that work with
GPG none of them appear to allow copying/pasting of the passphrase, in my
experience.

My guess is that this is for added security.


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