Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 595158
Regression - unable to remember password for pgp key, have to enter password every time want to send an email
Last modified: 2011-06-27 12:35:47 EDT
Description of problem:
In previous version of Evolution, user could simply remember authorisation, so had to enter PGP key just once. With latest update to Fedora 13, user is requested to enter PGP key to sing emails every time email is sent. There is no option “remember authorisation for the session”.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | grep evolution
always since update to Fedora 13
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Assign PGP key to your account and select "Sign outgoing emails"
2. Write an email, sent
3. Evolution will ask about the PGP password
there is no option to remember password for the session
an option to remember password for the session
I consider this as a regression - for users who need to send many emails it's an over kill...
Note that Evolution has no control over the dialog that prompts you for your PGP key.
Check whether you're hitting the same issue as bug #574985.
I have installed seahorse-plugin though it still does not allow me to remember authorisation in the session.
Please note - I did an update to Fedora 13 using "yum update" so I would expect, that same functionality would be provided after the update.
Still doesn't work for me ;(
when I try to start seahorse-agent, I get:
** Message: Another GPG agent already running
$ env | grep GPG
Ok, eventually I got it to work, yet I consider it as an usability issue - as an user who used Evolution and seahorse-agent for years in certain way, I would expect similar behaviour when upgrading out of the box.
1. the checkbox, which allowed users to cache passphrase, has been removed.
2. User is required to install additional software which is not installed by default (seahorse-plugins) but is required to maintain functionality after an upgrade.
3. System > Preferences > Encryption and Keyrings now allows users to choose whether they want to cache passphrase or not, by default it is set to not remember any passphrases - I would expect opposite.
Honestly, I much preferred the old behaviour - I was able to choose to remember passphrase or not while I was typing it - this is no longer possible and from my point of view it's a usability issue. An icon indicating cached passphrase is handy, though it's not enabled by default.
By default too many actions are required to make it work for a regular user.
actually, it still does not work.
although I have seahorse-agent running I get pinentry-gtk-2 popup instead of seahorse-agent's one... pinetentry won't remember my passphrase in cache :(
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 574985 ***
I am sorry, I cannot reopen the other bug, issue is not fixed for me, so I am reopening that one. Thanks!
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