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PGP Desktop Key Signing

Created: 19 Apr 2011 | 5 comments

Just purchased PGP Desktop 10.1.1 and I am unable to sign existing PGP keys.  Can anyone share on how to accomplish this?  Thanks.

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Tom Mc's picture

I'm running 10.0.3 here, but suspect there is no subsequent change for this.  Open PGP Desktop, click on PGP Keys to expand that command module, click on All Keys, select the key(s) you wish to sign (which means that you have verified that the key(s) belongs to who it is suppose to belong to), right click and select Sign.

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STR8J's picture

I have tried that but it does not appear the key gets signed or verified.  I right click on the key I want to sign, I choose sign, then I highlight the key and select the option to allow signature to be exported then click ok, but the key remains unverified.

Tom Mc's picture

Do you click on the plus in front of the key to expand it, and then click on the plus in front of the User ID to expand it? This is where you should be seeing the signature.

Is your key showing as having Implicit Trust when you right click on it and select Properties?  If not, you need to change that setting to Implicit.

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STR8J's picture

I can only set the key to Marginal or Trusted, the Implicit setting is grayed out.  But I am still unable to verify the existing key.  When I click on the plus to expand and right click to sign, then I highlight the key name and click OK but nothing happens.

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If your key is not able to be set to Implicit Trust, you do not have the private key.  Signatures cannot be made without a private key.

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