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How do I get published keys that are associated with a new key in PGP/

Created: 07 Oct 2011 | 2 comments

I am trying to set up a new user with PGP10.0. I installed the software and added the appropriate license. I even went through the key setup wizard, but whenever the user tries to decrypt a downloaded file, it generates a message ( 3 unknown key(s) - It is not possible to decrypt this message because you keyring does not contain usable private key(s) corresponding to any of the above public key(s). What does this mean?

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Tom Mc's picture

This usually means that the file is not encrypted to the user's public key - he/she can only decrypt files encrypted to his/her public key, because that is the only public key for which he/she has the matching private key.  If the key was generated off the user's machine and imported to his/her keyring, it might not have included the private key (in the export from the other machine - the private key is not included in an export unless specifically set to do so); if it did include the private key, it needs to be set as having Implicit Trust (right click on the key, select Properties).

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