I'm a developer, and I commonly sign my Git commits with my GPG key. I've been able to get GPG Agent working properly on OSX so that it only asks me for my password once per day, but I'm having problems getting the same thing working on Ubuntu 16.04.
Here's what I'm doing:
- I've got my GPG keys setup / etc.
- I'm in a Git directory.
- I add some files to Git.
I then go to commit them (
git commit), and get a GPG password request that looks like this:
$ git ci You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "Randall Degges <email@example.com>" 4096-bit RSA key, ID 8F700DA2, created 2016-04-05 [master 1740961] blah 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
The problem is: every single time I do a commit, I'm re-prompted for my GPG password again.
What I'd like to do is configure GPG Agent to cache my password for 1 full day, so it only needs to be entered once.
I've read through tons of documentation and blog posts, and here's what I've tried so far...
First, I modified my
~/.zshrc file (I use zsh) to set the following:
# GPG Agent export GPG_TTY=$(tty) export GPGKEY=8F700DA2
Now, from what I read, this alone should do the trick after restarting gpg-agent, but it does not.
So, the next thing I did was I defined a
~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf file as explained in the
man gpg-agent page:
# Set the default cache time to 1 day. default-cache-ttl 86400 default-cache-ttl-ssh 86400 # Set the max cache time to 30 days. max-cache-ttl 2592000 max-cache-ttl-ssh 2592000
This also has no effect.
I've also tried various blog methods, etc., but nothing seems to work. Can someone give me some pointers to things I might be missing?