[Enigmail] Enigmail - gpg-agent - TTL

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Sat Mar 28 17:53:47 CET 2015


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On 28.03.15 15:59, Blaise Pascal wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> using Linux Mint 17 / Thunderbird (24.4.0) / Enigmail 17.2 with
> gpg2... Once deciphered, Enigmail (or gpg-agent) keeps the
> passphrase forever in memory although I have a
> .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf containing:
> 
> max-cache-ttl 15 default-cache-ttl 15

The ttl is in seconds ... 15 seconds seems quite short to me ;-)

> I'm not sure that gpg-agent.conf is correctly read when Enigmail
> initiates gpg-agent at the pop-up of the pinentry windows.
> 
> HUP , killall, ..etc does not help.
> 
> Should I try to configure gpg-agent manually with gpgconf ?
> 
> Any ideas ?

I wonder if gpg-agent is used at all. Many distributions are set up
such that a different tool for caching your passphrase is used (e.g.
gnome-keyring).

- -Patrick


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