Cannot verify GPG Suite signature

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26 Nov, 2014 10:48 PM

GPG Keychain will start, but it’s empty. SHA-1 was verified, but self signature fails verify. See screen shot of error.

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo on 10.10.1, GPG Beta 2.

Thanks for your help,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 26 Nov, 2014 10:55 PM

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    Ken, let's continue here.

    What you are trying to do is verify the GPG Suite download. To do that, please follow the steps described in this KB-article:

    If you follow that closely, do you still see the error?

    Re-adding your original screenshot.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by kabishop on 27 Nov, 2014 12:01 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    The 3rd bullet is where I find a problem, it fails to import the GPGTools pub key into the keychain, due to a missing self-signature. I’ve attached the error screen shot. It’s in a .txt file with nothing but the start & end block.

  3. 3 Posted by kabishop on 27 Nov, 2014 02:18 AM

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    Of course I meant, nothing in the pub key .txt file outside the begin block & end block. I also tried using a .asc suffix with no luck.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2014 10:49 AM

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    Ken, I have cleaned up that entire KB-article.

    Can you try again, to follow the steps described here:

    and let me know if you were able to verify fine now.

    Please make sure to empty your browser cache to make sure you are indeed seeing the latest version of this KB and not something old coming from the cache.

    Thanks and all the best,

  5. 5 Posted by kabishop on 27 Nov, 2014 04:38 PM

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    Steve, thanks for the latest article. I did a pwr off/on, just to clear everything. I tried it twice, exactly per the instructions. It seems so straight forward, but it still fails with the same fail error as before. If there's something else I can provide from my side please let me know. I appreciate your efforts. It's a puzzlement.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. This will keep. :-)

  6. 6 Posted by kabishop on 28 Nov, 2014 10:26 PM

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    Steve, the MacGPG2 new load in conjunction with a new GPG Suite Beta load today worked perfectly. :-) Thanks much for all your efforts and the team. Happy Holidays to all.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 29 Nov, 2014 08:02 AM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. If you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 29 Nov, 2014 08:02 AM.

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