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PGP Encryption Desktop licensing

Created: 14 May 2013 | 5 comments

I am looking at the PGP desktop latest version.  I have installed the trial with the licensed features turned off - all we really need to do is decrypt incoming system generated email.  We won't use anything else except the email decryption feature.

 

I need to create a new key but having done this when I export the public key it says:

Version: Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 (Build 8741) - not licensed for commercial use: www.pgp.com

 

Do I need to buy licenses to use the software in this way - I am able to load the PGP viewer and this is the only feature I want our users to have.

How do I create a license key that is licensed for commercial use?

 

Thanks

James.

 

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Arif.Khan's picture

You will need to use License PGP Desktop to meet your requirement. it is not possible with trail copy, which comes with limited/standard functionality, Not available for comercial use.

 

 

Arif

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Tom Mc's picture

Version 10.3 is now called Symantec Encryption Desktop.  But whether you use this current name or the prior named PGP Desktop, if you installed it without a license (as well as when the 90 day trial license expires), it then functions as the Freeware product.  The Freeware wil decrypt incoming email as you desire.  However, the End User License for PGP, now SED, explicitly forbids using it for commercial purposes.  If you are in a commercial setting, you can purchase whatever is the least expensive license, which will include the incoming email decryption.

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Wigsy's picture

Thanks for the replies Tom, I think we'll look elswhere as we don't need all of the features for what we are trying to do - we just need certain users to have the ability to decrypt specific email so the majority of the features would be wasted.

Thanks again.

james.

Tom Mc's picture

Please be aware that there are various license options, such as licensing only for Email Encryption.

And that there are also installation switches that can control what components are actually installed on your system.    

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