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Which one is the public and private key? Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2

Created: 01 Apr 2014 • Updated: 01 Apr 2014 | 5 comments
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I am using Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 and I am creating a training course for end-users. It will cover low level use but I need to describe to them where the public key and private key is within their keyring. I need to describe how to match the fingerprints between two shared public keys, but there are multiple fingerprints within the keyring.

Anyone know?

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Alex_CST's picture

there are files with extensions of PKR and SKR.  Public Key Ring and Secure Key Ring = public and private key rings.

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tpipkin's picture

Thanks both but it still doesn't say which one is the private key. I mean where are they on the keyring, what colour are they etc. I could do with a picture. Are they subkeys?

Edit: I'm thinking they are subkeys. There is a subkey for the 3 different domain names or name resolutions for my email address. They are each under an envelope icon, which are under a key pair icon. I'm guessing the subkeys (the pen with the planet) are the private keys?

Edit 2: So they are not subkeys!

Alex_CST's picture

No, a subkey is something entirely different.  I think you can't actually tell where the private keys are, only your key pair.  This is (I assume) to prevent accidentily sending private keys to people.

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