Bug 829438 - no double prompt for symmetric encryption
no double prompt for symmetric encryption
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-06 14:42 EDT by Don Swaner
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:02 EDT (History)
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Description Don Swaner 2012-06-06 14:42:09 EDT
Description of problem:
If gnome keyring is turned off, when doing symmetric encryption, the pinentry program properly prompts for the passphrase TWICE. However, with gnome keyring active, there is only one prompt, so that if a typo is made in entering the passphrase, then the file cannot be unencrypted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-keyring-daemon: 3.4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Do gpg2 symmetric encryption with gnome-keyring active
Actual results:
Only one prompt for passphrase

Expected results:
Two prompts for passphrase

Additional info:
kernel 3.3.7-1.fc17.x86_64
gpg-agent (GnuPG) 2.0.18
pinentry-gtk2 0.8.1
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-05-07 12:04:32 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Don Swaner 2013-05-07 12:45:54 EDT
This problem does not occur in Fedora 18.  In Fedora 18 symmetric encryption causes a double prompt even with gnome keyring active.
Comment 3 Petr Tuma 2013-05-07 15:41:13 EDT
I'm running Fedora 18 with current package versions and I observe the problem exactly as described above (gnome-keyring-3.6.3-1.fc18.x86_64, pinentry-gtk-0.8.1-8.fc18.x86_64, gnupg2-2.0.19-7.fc18.x86_64).
Comment 4 Don Swaner 2013-05-07 16:49:30 EDT
Correction: gpg (not gpg2) works properly in F18 with gnome keyring active.  Not sure which pinentry is invoked -- seems to be linked in with gpg  -- but it's the old fashioned non-gui, non-curses pinentry.  gpg2 in F18 isn't working for me either, but with a different problem.
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