What does key properties validity and trust 'None' mean???

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Fri Aug 25 20:55:42 CEST 2006

On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 02:50:15 -0500, John Clizbe <JPClizbe at comcast.net>

>Bo Berglund wrote:
>> I have done this and it works. But that was not the gist of my
>> problem, it deals with adding public keys from persons who just
>> installed GnuPG and created new key pairs.
>> I learned here now that we have to:
>> - Import the key into WinPT (Trust and Validity is now None)
>> - Sign the key (Validity is now Full)
>> - Change ownertrust to Full (only possible for a signed key)
>> We did not know about the two last steps and this is the reason for my
>> post.
>You should *ONLY* set ownertrust to Full if you trust the key owner to fully
>verify the identity of keys he signs, or if you don't care.

In order to get GPG to work I had to sign the received keys myself.
Now I am wondering if maybe the procedure is wrong, maybe we should
sign our own public keys when they have been stored in the ASC file
instead? Will WinPT recognize this and set the Validity flag?


Bo Berglund

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