AW: Have key ID, but can't decrypt.

Huels, Ralf SCORE
Fri Oct 25 10:59:02 2002

> I have a feeling I'm being stupid.

Weeeelll... ;-)=20
> gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit ELG-E key, ID 34B2393A, created=20
> 2002-08-24
>       "Edward Graham V <>"
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
> That "keyid" is in my key ring.  Why can't I decrypt?

The cryptogram is encrypted with Edward Grahams public key.
You need his secret key to decrypt. Unless he's a person you
made up for testing purposes, you probably have only his=20
public key.=20

If you want to decrypt stuff you encrypted for other people=20
you have to specify _both_ your own and the other guy's key ID
in the encryption phase.