GPG 4 Win

Paul Richard Ramer free10pro at
Thu Nov 25 01:32:38 CET 2010

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:44:56 +0000, Lee Elcocks wrote:
> I have finaly managed to import PKSC12 files into GPGSM. Is their a 
> way of importing OpenPGP keys into GPGSM?

No. GPGSM is for CMS and S/MIME; GnuPG is for OpenPGP and PGP/MIME.

> The client insists that we use RSA keys using openSSL and bundle into
> P.12 Files, their public key are come as .txt files, they will ont 
> import into GPGSM, but will import into GPG no problem, so i assume
> they are open PGP keys, that is indeed what Kleopatra displays.

If the key that you were importing into GnuPG were not an OpenPGP key it
would give the following error.

gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

Given the fact that you were successful in importing the key into GnuPG,
it must be an OpenPGP certificate.  A way of examining a file to see if
it is an OpenPGP certificate is to use "gpg --list-packets
certificate_file".  If the certificate is valid, gpg will output a bunch
of information about the various data packets in the file.


PGP ID: 3DB6D884
PGP Fingerprint: EBA7 88B3 6D98 2D4A E045  A9F7 C7C6 6ADF 3DB6 D884

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