[Gpg4win-users-en] The key has only a public part
bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Jul 2 17:43:30 CEST 2014
On Wednesday 02 July 2014 at 17:15:24, eMyListsDDg wrote:
> gpg4win 2.2.1
> gpa 0.9.4
> i created a key pair for an email addr, or so i thought a key pair. it only
> created the public key. i uploaded the key to server.
> i didn't realize it had only created a pub key until i ran test email and i
> couldn't decrypt it due to no priv key.
> how do i create a priv key now for this public part?
you have probably created both: a secret and a public certificate.
For a technial diagnosis, try "gpg2 -K" on a cmd.com.
Possibly if a message was not encrypted with your correct public certificate,
you could not decrypt.
Another possibility is a problem with your setup that hinder gpg-agent
to decrypt your secret certificate (like gpg-agent not running, not being able
to bring up a pinentry to ask for a passphrase, there are a number of
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