Using an RSA GnuPG key for RSA ?

vedaal at vedaal at
Mon Apr 7 16:19:12 CEST 2014

On Monday, April 07, 2014 at 1:39 AM, "Daniel Kahn Gillmor" <dkg at> wrote:
>On 04/02/2014 01:55 PM, vedaal at wrote:
>> Is it possible to generate an RSA key in GnuPG, and then use it 
>(not in GnuPG, but in other systems using RSA keys), to encrypt 
>and decrypt RSA messages?
>i think you might be interested in openpgp2pem from the 
>> If so, what portion of the GnuPG generated RSA key functions as 
>a 'pure' RSA key?
>I don't think this question is actually the question you want to 
>"pure" RSA is extremely limited, and a secret RSA key is usually 
>used for either signing or decrypting symmetric session keys, 
>that's in TLS or OpenPGP or CMS or any other place where RSA is 
>	--dkg


OK,  Thanks.


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