Suggest please

Lema KB kiblema at
Fri May 3 13:58:39 CEST 2013

Hi Werner

let's say, user_1 created public-private-key_1. then senders should encrypt
it with public-key_1 but for all user_1, user_2, etc.

with which private key will user_2, user_3,.. decrypt this file.csv, which
is encrypted with public-key_1?

thanks in advance

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> On Fri,  3 May 2013 10:45, kiblema at said:
> > confusions. i've read and tried several times to encrypt csv files with a
> > private-key, and to decrypt them back with public key.
> That is the wrong.  You encrypt with the public key and you decrypt with
> the private key.
> > What i now did is, i created a key-pair, have sent public-key to those,
> who
> > will encrypt files. i am able to decrypt these files with my private-key.
> > the problem is, i only can decrypt the files.
> You want that other are also able to decrypt the file?  Then you need to
> encrypt the file to all of them:
>   gpg -e -r userid_1 -r userid_2 -r userid_3 file.csv
> Then send file.csv.gpg to a all mentioned users and they will all be
> able to decrypt the file.  The size of the encrypted file won't change
> noticeable.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner
> --
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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