FW: Import/Export key pair

Steve Butler sbutler@fchn.com
Wed Jan 30 00:03:01 2002

Of course, that means both machines can pretend to be you!  If you don't
want the destination box to have your secret key then don't do the 2nd
export.  But, if you are like me, and want the secret key both on your work
box and your home box, then this is what you'll have to do.  

Just don't ever send your secret key to somebody else.  Best carry it on a
floppy between the two machines << and then destroy the floppy -- grin >>.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Butler 
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:54 PM
To: 'Olivier Pasco'
Subject: RE: Import/Export key pair

On source machine.

gpg --export mykeyid --armor --output mypubkey.asc
gpg --export-secret-keys mykeyid --armor --output myseckey.asc

On destination machine

gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import mypubkey.asc myseckey.asc


PS  man gpg | lpr  will prepare a helpful document.  I tend to scan it
several times a day.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olivier Pasco [mailto:olivier.pasco@arguin.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:24 PM
To: gnupg-users@gnupg.org
Subject: Import/Export key pair


I have not found in the documentation a way to save my key pair in order
to use it on another computer. Do I have just to copy the files from my
.gnupg directory ?


Olivier Pasco

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