pass on OSX
January 08, 2014
I setup pass on my OSX boxes as a simple password manager. The doc for
pass is good, but assumes you have a GPG key already. Here's what I did top to bottom.
desktop$ brew update desktop$ brew install pass # create a key, answer all prompts desktop$ gpg2 --gen-key # init password store using email from key desktop$ pass init [email protected] # add passwords desktop$ pass insert Home/wifi desktop$ pass insert Home/rpi desktop$ pass insert Webfaction/panel # make it a git repo desktop$ pass git init # export keys for laptop desktop$ gpg2 --export [email protected] > /tmp/key.pub desktop$ gpg2 --export-secret-key [email protected] > /tmp/key # import keys on laptop laptop$ scp desktop:/tmp/key* /tmp laptop$ gpg2 --import /tmp/key.pub laptop$ gpg2 --import /tmp/key # trust keys on laptop laptop$ gpg --edit-key [email protected] ... gpg> trust ... 5 = I trust ultimately m = back to the main menu Your decision? 5 Do you really want to set this key to ultimate trust? (y/N) y ... gpg> quit # git clone to laptop laptop$ git clone desktop/.password-store ~/.password-store
Update 2015-02-08: If you're using GPG Tools for Mac, the password prompt appears in a GUI dialog. If you prefer a curses command line prompt, add
export PINENTRY_USER_DATA="USE_CURSES=1" to your interactive shell startup script.
Update 2014-09-03: I added the missing step of assigning ultimate trust to the imported key on the laptop.