MirBSD manpage: pinentry-kwallet(1)

PINENTRY-KWALLET(1)          BSD Reference Manual          PINENTRY-KWALLET(1)


     pinentry-kwallet - kwallet-based pass-phrase dialog for use with GnuPG


     pinentry-kwallet [-q] [options]


     pinentry-kwallet is a kwallet- and pinentry-based pass-phrase dialog for
     use with GnuPG. It is intended to be called from the gpg-agent(1) daemon
     and not invoked directly.

     pinentry-kwallet replaces the regular pinentry-program stanza set in
     ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf and looks up the passphrases requested in the
     KWallet first, falling back to pinentry only if not found. The user is
     given the option to store it in the KWallet afterwards. Negative answers
     to this are also stored in the KWallet to avoid asking each time.

     pinentry-kwallet (like other pinentry variants) talks a simplified subset
     of the regular Assuan protocol on stdio; all commands, even unknown ones,
     are passed through to a pinentry co-process during run-time, even if the
     latter is never used. It accepts the same options as pinentry, even unk-
     nown ones, because it is designed to plug in. As an exception, -q makes
     pinentry-kwallet more quiet (suppress warnings on stderr), and -V
     displays the version on stderr (unless -q).

     pinentry-kwallet attempts sophisticated error handling: if an error di-
     alogue is displayed, an internal counter is increased. If the counter
     reaches 2, the value stored in the KWallet is ignored, and the user is
     asked anew. The counter is stored in the KWallet, which is suboptimal but
     necessary, because gpg2(1) does not re-use the Assuan sessions, instead
     spawning a new pinentry-kwallet each time a passphrase is required (rath-
     er stupid). Error counters are valid for 15 seconds since their last in-


     pinentry-kwallet exits 1 if it is called recursively, 0 if help or ver-
     sion information are requested, and return codes do not matter in any
     other cases because errors are signalled in-band. It will exit 0 after
     the Assuan session is terminated.


     DISPLAY   The X11 display to use for child processes. If not set,
               pinentry-kwallet will immediately replace itself with the slave
               PINENTRY program to use.

     GPG_TERM  Terminal type of the current tty.

     GPG_TTY   The current terminal.

     PINENTRY  The pinentry program to use. Default: "pinentry"


     date(1), gpg-agent(1), gpg2(1), kwalletcli(1), kwalletcli_getpin(1),
     mksh(1), pinentry-curses(1), pinentry-gtk-2(1), pinentry-qt(1),


     pinentry-kwallet was written by mirabilos <m@mirbsd.org> mostly for
     tarent solutions GmbH.


     Some newer pinentry features, such as three-button operation, are not
     supported yet.

     Some commands, such as version inquiry, as passed through to the pinentry
     coprocess indiscriminately, which may lead to strange results, should the
     protocol change or extend.

MirBSD #10-current            November 19, 2020                              1

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