PGP: Invalid key ?

David Shaw
Sat Aug 18 03:18:01 2001

On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 01:34:22PM +0200, wrote:

> Hi.
> I've just installed the GnuPG 1.0.6 binaries from for Win32
> on Windows NT SP4. I also use WinPT 0.3.3. Futher, I'm using PGP
> Corporate Desktop 7.0.3.
> In GnuPG I created a 1024 bit key. I then exported this key and
> imported it in PGP. Encrypting/decrypting messages works both ways,
> ie. PGP can decrypt texts encrypted with GnuPG and vice versa. However,
> when I want to change the trust of the GnuPG key in PGP, it tells me:
> This is an invalid key. Modifying the trust on this
> key is not allowed since trust settings on invalid
> keys have no effect.
In this case "invalid" means "not connected to you via the web of trust". Did you export both the secret and public keys? (Having the secret key there makes the public key ultimately trusted) If not, then signing the key with an ultimately trusted key (even signing it non-exportably) will make the key valid in PGP's eyes. David -- David Shaw | | WWW +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson