[ubuntu-us-ut] GPG Keys

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Aug 27 13:25:50 BST 2007

On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 11:51:25PM -0600, Will Smith wrote:
>    I just made a GPG key on my desktop and put it on the ubuntu keyserver,
>    and updated my launchpad profile.  My question is: can I import that
>    same key onto my laptop so I can use the same key to sign, encrypt and
>    decrypt messages on my laptop also?  Is that possible?
>    Will--

What you have just done is generate two keys, a public key and a
private one. What I hope you have done is export the public key to the

In order to sign, encrypt, etc. on your laptop you must have the
private key on it, not the public one. So importing from the key
server will not help.

Instead, on the theory that you have done nothing with gpg on your
laptop, simply copy (via a secure method such as scp) the gpg
directories and files from your desktop to your laptop.


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