Multiple recipients

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Aug 18 21:25:26 CEST 2006

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:20:40PM -0500, Brian Rosenvinge wrote:
> Is it possible with GPG to take the public keys of three or more users 
> and merge them into a single key?  The single key could then be used to 
> encrypt a file that all three or more recipients could read using their 
> respective private key.

No.  OpenPGP doesn't work that way.

For convenience, you can put stuff in the gpg.conf file like this:

  group merged_named = user1 user2 user3

and then encrypt to "merged_names", but that's still encrypting to all
three separately.


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