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Getting PGP & S/MIME working together

Created: 21 Sep 2011 | 1 comment

Hello All,

We have PGP desktop install and we have a universal server deployed which I understand stores the config policies and keys. All users have been assigned pgp keys however I have a couple of users who also need to communicate using S/MIME keys to some of their contacts. I have the public keys for the external users and I have tried to import these in the PGP keyring which seems to work fine. What I can't get working is the PGP desktop to ignore the S?MIME emails from Outlook and allow them to pass through the universal server. I would have linked to have got the PGP desktop to also encrypt the external recipients that have S/MIME public keys in the store with the users S/MIME private key which I have also pulled into the PGP desktop but it doesn't appear to work correctly. Right now I'm just looking for an easy way to get the users Outlook client to communicate with certain users with the S/MIME key and for all other PGP stored keys to use PGP. Please help.

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Chetan D's picture

Hello Leshill,

Yes, you can use PGP keys and the SSL i.e. S/MIME certificates along in the PGP Desktop for client computers.

You will have to import the SSL certificate to the PGP Desktop to use both, you will find the import option in  menu options of PGP Desktop window.

This certificate resides in the Keys, yes you can check it by checking the properties of the keys.

Even the Universal server has the organization certificate attached to its network adapter.

This certifcate is a PKCS#12, x.509 certificate.

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