I have installed GPG Suite and found out also during this time that my OS X has some KeyChain Access app that stores all my passwords under my screenlock password - total news to me. Can I get rid of Apple app if I now have GPG? Thanks.

  • I'm not an OSX user, but can you point the Apple KeyChain to the GPG keychain? – RoraΖ Oct 22 '15 at 15:56
  • How? This is quite expert, we need some good answers. Thanks : ) – user87589 Oct 22 '15 at 16:10

The OS X keychain app is a component deep in the core, and not only takes care of several login and account passwords, but also the Safari web password store and handles certificates for a broad number of OS X applications from both Apple and third parties.Removing it would possibly break all of those.

GnuPG only handles OpenPGP keys (it could also do S/MIME, but rarely is used for this purpose). GnuPG is not a replacement for any of the tasks the OS X key chain is performing, there is rarely any overlap in-between them (apart from they're managing keys, although different kinds of).

  • That's perfect for an answer for what I wanted to know. THANK YOU. – user87589 Oct 22 '15 at 22:17

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