Importing SMIME and PGP7 into GPG

Werner Koch
Thu Jan 16 12:30:02 2003

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:54:19 +0100, Mark Furner said:

> I've just looked at the FAQ and documentation for GPG but can't find
> how to import a public key from a S/MIME certificate that was

S/MIME is based on CMS and X.509 which is entirely different
standard.  There is no way to use such a certificate with OpenPGP.

However, we have a similar software (gpgsm) which supports this
protocol; see  Eventually it will be
included into the GnuPG package.