Organizing GPA public key list into favourites groups????

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at
Tue Jan 11 23:12:48 CET 2011

On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:43:26 +0100, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund at> wrote:

>Say that I have three public keys to my collegues that I want to add
>into a simple to use group for encryption. What do I do in this
>dialogue to make it happen?

What I did next was to locate the gpg.conf file in AppData in my
profile (I am running Windows7 X64).
Here I found a text part where it looked like one could add a group

So I went ahead and added this line:
group developers = 0xDBC3175B 0x9209B308 0x8A51A0EE

Then I saved this edit of the conf file.
Next I went to the GPA backend configuration and found that what I had
written after the group marker was now visible in the configuration

Fine so far....

>And will the group now appear in my public key list when I want to
>encrypt to someone??

No it will not...

If I use GPA to encrypt a file, what happens is exactly like before, I
get the unwieldy (not even sorted by name) list of recipients public
keys to select from and nowhere at all is there any sight of my
developers group! :-(

So there seems to be no way in GPA to actually select the group for

This means that groups are unusable with GPA at least.

Is there some other application that can be used to encrypt a file
with GPG which actually works in Windows 7 X64 and also shows the
(I have had to manually edit the registry to even get a right-click
entry to choose GPA when a file is selected in Windows Explorer,
before that there was no way one could encrypt the file).

Finally, is it possible to have more than one group in GPG?
If so what is the syntax in the conf file?
Can there be more than one line starting with group?

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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