Decrypt Issue

Diaz, John, A JDiaz at
Mon Sep 9 18:01:54 CEST 2013

Paul, got it figured out.  Programmer too stupid.  The path to gpg.exe had changed, and I didn't catch it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul R. Ramer [mailto:free10pro at]
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 2:22 PM
To: Diaz, John, A
Cc: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: Decrypt Issue

On 09/04/2013 01:54 PM, Diaz, John, A wrote:
> Mainframe calls .bat file that calls C# application that calls second .bat file to call GnuPG to decrypt a file. Once decrypted, other stuff happens, e-mails are sent, blah, blah, blah.
> Here's the issue: When the mainframe calls the .bat file to start the process, the decryption returns:
> Decrypt error :gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (AIX)
> gpg: public key is 07F7097A
> gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID 07F7097A
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
> if I list the keys on the server that this is running I see the key listed.
> Here's the goofy part: If I login to the server with the credentials that the mainframe uses to call the first .bat file, and manually run the .bat file that starts the whole process, it runs correctly.

Hello John,

When you say that you log in to the server,  are you logging into a user account on the server?  And do you get a command prompt (i.e. you are ssh-ing into your server)?



PGP: 0x3DB6D884
PGP Fingerprint: EBA7 88B3 6D98 2D4A E045  A9F7 C7C6 6ADF 3DB6 D884


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