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(EasyPG Assistant) Documentation for symmetric encryption passphrase caching seems incorrect?

I'm using Emacs 26.1 and GnuPG 2.1.18. The help doc for variable epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption explains that enabling this option is a security risk and to "consider using gpg-...
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User-friendly setup of Emacs with GPG, mu4e, and mu4e-send-delay

I use mu4e and Emacs for email, as well as GPG for credentials and mu4e-send-delay for delayed sending. Sometimes the GPG prompt for the encryption password is overwritten by another message in the ...
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Is it normal for a package to request [sudo] in order to install a package? (this case pdf-tools) concerned about password integrity

I installed pdf-tools through MELPA, and then labels it as installed on a restart but kept viewing pdfs through doc-view. So using M-x pdf-tools-install it requested the sudo password in order to ...
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How to get Emacs use the Ubuntu login password for tramp

Ubuntu 16.04 Emacs 26.1 Emacs needs to open the file with root privileges. Here is my code: (secrets-delete-item "session" "Login") (secrets-create-item "session" "Login" "myParol" :method "sudo" ...
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Emacs password cache not working as hoped

(1) I have (require 'password-cache) (setq password-cache-expiry nil) set in my .emacs file. (2) When I connect to "machine" via tramp with: dired /ssh:user@machine: I get logged via ssh and ...
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Enabling minibuffer pinentry with Emacs 25 and GnuPG 2.1 on Ubuntu Xenial

I had to do quite some diving and hunting through documentation and forums, so I figured I might as well do a Q&A here for others: How do I enable GnuPG passphrase prompting in the minibuffer? ...
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gpg password entry in minibuffer, not popup

On a new install Debian Stretch GNU Emacs 24.5.1 gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.18 libgcrypt 1.7.6-beta pinentry-gnome3 (pinentry) 1.0.0 ls - /usr/bin/pinent* /usr/bin/pinentry -> /etc/alternatives/pinentry /...
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auth-password-store for ftp over tramp

When accessing remote ftp server with tramp C-x C-f /ftp:user@host#port/ tramp asks me for password. I also use auth-password-store to store passwords in a pass-compatibale fashion, that is, host is ...
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Tramp hangs even without prompting passcode

I'm trying to run tramp in Emacs 24.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. The tramp hangs even without prompting for passcode (RSA Token). I'm able to connect to the remote host from terminal and also from M-x shell in ...
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How to prevent Emacs from showing passphrase in `M-x shell`?

I tried using attic with a passphrase to backup my files from inside M-x shell. The shell exposed the passphrase as plain text in the buffer and made it available by typing M-r as well as by looking ...
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how to use minibuffer instead of pop-up window for GPG files?

I am looking for Emacs password manager, and org-password-manager looks nice for my needs. But when I am trying to open created passwords.org.gpg file (I use symmetric encryption for more ease), ...
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How can I paste my password when pushing?

Instead of memorizing all of my passwords, I use a password manager to store them for me. Currently, since I use Magit for most Git purposes, I need to go through several steps in order to push: P P ...
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inserting passwords into pass from shell-mode

I'm trying to manage my passwords using the pass script from shell-mode inside Emacs. The script prompts me to enter the password twice as is customary when adding or changing passwords. The first ...
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Prevent Tramp from asking for a password for passwordless sudo

Opening /sudo::/etc/hosts with tramp prompts for a password even though I have passwordless sudo. I use ido. $ sudo grep NOPASSWD /etc/sudoers %wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL Is there any way to fix ...
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Tramp: SSH login does not prompt for password

I am trying to use Tramp to log into a server that has no SSH keys, just a password. Unfortunately, upon execution of my /ssh:root@111.111.111.111:~/ command, there is no password prompt and the ...
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Mac OS Keychain with SMTP email password

How do I get Emacs to use the Mac OS Keychain for my SMTP email password? I'd like to eschew an .authinfo file in favour of the Mac OS Keychain but can't seem to get it going. I keep receiving the ...
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Password/Key Management for multiple machines in emacs

I log into numerous machines as part of my job (+- 20 per day). I only spend a few days/weeks with each machine. Many run ftp only. For seamless access Tramp is amazing, but it is the managing of ...
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Configure jabber without writing password in plain text

I find jabber to be a fantastic tool, but it worries me a little that my password is written in plain text in my init file. Is there a way to configure my jabber login credentials without writing them ...