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I'm having troubles trying to get gpg-agent to cache my passphrase for a long time.

I'm using FreeBSD, GnuPG 2.1.11

I've created a .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf file with the following

default-cache-ttl 34560000
max-cache-ttl 34560000

It doesn't seem to affect how long the passphrases are cached for, They still expire, I'm not sure how long, but roughly 15 mins.

Is there something else I need to do? The FreeBSD server isn't being reset or anything so I don't think the gpg-agent is resetting.

  • just to be sure; you've restarted the gpg-agent? also, the .gnup_h_/gpg-agent.conf is a typo here, but not actually on your machine, right? – madeddie Aug 11 '16 at 0:16
  • correct, i've restarted the gpg-agent. And yes, that was a typo. – Marc Lester Aug 11 '16 at 12:49
  • ok, i'm out. i changed the timeouts too and it works fine, I was first thinking it might be the actual length of your timeout, but i see other examples using it, so... at a loss. – madeddie Aug 11 '16 at 12:53
  • Reading this is a server -- have you configured gpg-agent for the right user account? – Jens Erat Aug 12 '16 at 17:46
  • found it was the length of the timeout. There might be a limit, but I couldn't find any doc on it. – Marc Lester Oct 21 '16 at 16:00

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