[Gpg4win-users-en] S/MIME error with gpg4win 2.1.0

Per Gunnarsson per.gunnarsson at lappstockholm.se
Wed Mar 6 09:15:36 CET 2013

Hi again!

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Hi Per,
> Am Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2013, 17:13:44 schrieb Per Gunnarsson:
>> When I try to sign a message I get an error message:
>> "S/MIME : Cannot sign, General error (1)"
>> I have a certificate set up as trusted, but it doesn't show
>> up as a trusted root certificate in Kleopatra.
>> I use Claws Mail.
>> Did I forget something?
> thanks for trying.
> The first step of analysis is to find out if the S/MIME stuff
> works on the command line with gpgsm. This allows you to find out if the
> problem is in the backend configuration or somewhere else. Usually it is
> in the configuration somewhere. ;)
> So try
>    gpgsm --sign hello.txt
> and then
>    gpgsm -vvv --debug-all hello.txt
> Note that here is a technical text how to make root certificates trusted,
> that you may find interesting:
> http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-devel/2011-June/026126.html
> Let us know how it works out,
> Bernhard
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When I try "gpgsm --sign hello.txt" I get:

gpgsm: No default signer found
gpgsm: error creating signature: General error<GpgSM>

Also I had complaints about a gpgsm.conf not found, but I managed to fix that.


Per Gunnarsson

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