key transferred to my laptop has validity unknown

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30 Dec, 2014 06:47 AM

I have a key in im GPG chain on my iMac and exported it, including secret key, to import it to my Macbook (same e-mail account). After import, the key is displayed with validity unknown. I tried to sign the key, but this did not change anything. My version of the GPG Suite is the Beta 3 for Yosemite.

Thank you very much!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 10 Jan, 2015 11:12 PM

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    Hi Frank,

    this is expected. For imported keys, validity is "Unknown". You can set it back to "Ultimate" for your own sec/pub keys if you want.

    GPG Suite Beta 4 is released and it is suggested to download and install it from our homepage.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 11 May, 2015 08:02 PM.

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