Error "Need the secret key to do this" Encountered During adduid command in UNIX

Jim Ernst jernst at
Thu Feb 6 21:37:53 CET 2014

Hello All -

I am trying to add a second uid to a key via adduid. I have exported the key from my production UNIX box to and exported it to a test UNIX box.
When I try to use adduid I get the following:

Command> adduid
Need the secret key to do this.


Has anyone experienced this and if so what is the solution? I am logged into the UNIX under the same ID that created the key.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jim Ernst
NTT Data
jernst at

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