extracting a public key from the secret key
Fri Aug 8 20:25:06 2003
Saw a message from the GnuPG team once that the public key can be extracted
from the secret key. They may have a tool available (or a list of steps to
accomplish the extract).
From: Kyle Hasselbacher [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 11:07 AM
To: GnuPG Users
Subject: Re: extracting a public key from the secret key
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On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 06:30:13PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
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>On Friday 08 Aug 2003 6:05 pm, email@example.com wrote:
>> is there any way in gnupg to extract the public key from the secret one?
>Presumably s/he's tried the obvious route - retrieve the public key from a
If no one else has the public key, you might as well generate a new pair.
If you've encrypted a file or two with it, you can decrypt them with the
secret you still have and then reencrypt with the new key you generate.
The only thing I can think might give trouble is verifying old signatures.
Kyle Hasselbacher | Don't you get discouraged each morning when you wake up
firstname.lastname@example.org | and realize you have to wash again? -- George Carlin
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