[Gpg4win-users-en] User question

Ángel angel at pgp.16bits.net
Thu Jan 28 23:42:46 CET 2021

On 2021-01-28 at 16:32 +0000, David Koch wrote:
> In Kleopatra, under "Certificates", there is a selection to change
> the 
> passphrase.  If one does change the passphrase, will it open files 
> previously encrypted using the previous passphrase?
> David

Hello David


Changing the passphrase of a key/certificate changes the password which
protects the key itself. The identity of the key itself does not
change. You just need to use a different passphrase to use the key. 
It it will still to be able to decrypt previously encrypted files
(similarly, and old copy of the key that used the old passphrase will
be able to open newly encrypted files as well).

Best regards

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