Trusted Keys

Arun Kumar U
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:12:16 +0530 (IST)

    You can avoid this warning message by using the command line option 
'--always-trust', every time you encrypt your message.

vulcan:~> gpg --always-trust -aes -r kspaink tempf

    Alternatively, you can edit the owner trust associated with the key by
using the command

      gpg --edit-key kspaink

followed by 'trust' at the 'command>' prompt.


On Mon, 24 Jan 2000 wrote:

>From Sun Jan 23 23:31:08 2000
Return-Path: <> X-Track2: 2 X-Track: 1: 40 Received: from ( by with SMTP; 23 Jan 2000 23:31:07 -0000 Received: (from slist@localhost) by id AAA26796; Mon, 24 Jan 2000 00:29:31 +0100 Resent-Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 00:29:31 +0100 Message-Id: <> Subject: Trusted keys? To: (GnuPG users) Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 22:23:15 +0100 (MET) From: Johan Wevers <> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4ME+ PL54 (25)] MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Resent-Message-ID: <_iT0E.A.8hG.054i4@pharos> Resent-From: X-Mailing-List: <> archive/latest/1111 X-Loop: Precedence: list Resent-Sender: Hello, I am sending mail to someone with a key which I have signed with both my RSA and DSA keys: vulcan:~> gpg -kvv kspaink [...] pub 1024R/FA92E2C5 1995-10-15 Karin Spaink <> sig 86156B85 1999-11-30 Johan Wevers <> sig D42F80B1 1995-11-08 Johan Wevers <> However, when I want to send her encrypted mail, I get the following warning: vulcan:~> gpg -aes -r kspaink tempf [...] Could not find a valid trust path to the key. Let's see whether we can assign some missing owner trust values. No path leading to one of our keys found. 1024R/FA92E2C5 1995-10-15 "Karin Spaink <>" Fingerprint: 4E E3 05 07 AE 8E 4D 5D 6C AE 89 E1 5B 9F 3F DE It is NOT certain that the key belongs to its owner. If you *really* know what you are doing, you may answer the next question with yes I'm using gpg 1.0.0. What can I do to remove this warning? (I know her personally so I know the key is OK). -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP public keys at