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Old 04-16-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Recovering OpenPGP passphrase


I know I sound silly saying this...but I forgot the OpenPGP passphrase for my personal key. Banging my head on the desk at my stupidity until I can remember it is an option, but is there anything else that I can do?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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If PGP/GPG passphrases were recoverable, would the soft be worth anything?..
 
Old 04-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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If PGP/GPG passphrases were recoverable, would the soft be worth anything?..
I know. [continues banging head against a wall now]
 
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There's probably some good HOWTOs on the Web regarding how to help improve the chances of remembering stuff you've forgotten. My guess is relaxation would work better than banging your head against the wall. Of course, all our minds work differently.
 
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There's probably some good HOWTOs on the Web regarding how to help improve the chances of remembering stuff you've forgotten. My guess is relaxation would work better than banging your head against the wall. Of course, all our minds work differently.
Thanks. I'll try to do that.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

on ubuntu systems, "apt-get install mypasswordsafe" (from universe) -- it's compatible with the windows sourceforge version.
 
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http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

on ubuntu systems, "apt-get install mypasswordsafe" (from universe) -- it's compatible with the windows sourceforge version.
This is something like KeePass on Windows, right? Ah well, I happen to have forgotten the 'master password' itself - the one used for default keyring in Ubuntu.

I eventually just revoked that key and made a new one.
 
  


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