No secret key under different account

David Gray David.Gray at
Mon Nov 2 11:38:56 CET 2009

What are peoples thoughts on which is the best option: 

a) copy the secring.gpg & pubring.gpg files to the second user account? 
b) export and import the keys to the second user account? 
c) add a reference to the second account's gpg.conf file? 

Also could anyone please give me an example of the syntax for adding keyring
references to gpg.conf? 


-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-users-bounces at [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of John Clizbe
Sent: 30 October 2009 21:27
To: GnuPG Users
Subject: Re: No secret key under different account

David Gray wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the info, that makes sense. 
> That does however mean that I will end up with two sets of keyring 
> files, does anyone know a way to share them to certain priv'd users on a server.

Add the extra keyring(s) with 'keyring <keyring-filename>' or 'secret-keyring <keyring-filename>' line(s) in those users' gpg.conf file

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