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

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Mon Feb 10 20:05:02 CET 2014

On 02/10/2014 08:44 AM, Jim Ernst wrote:

> After looking at it further, I did wonder whether or not it was a result of exporting the file off of one UNIX machine and importing it onto another (again, using just --export). Would you know if movement like that between machines should create an issue? I was figuring the key could be exported from one UNIX machine and imported to another, but I did not know if the machine ID was part of the key.

--export only emits the public keys, not the secret keys.  You'd want
--export-secret-keys if you wanted to transfer the secret keys as well.



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