GPG Keychain: Generate new key failed! (Permission denied) Code = 32769

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19 Jan, 2023 03:40 PM

Hello, how do i solve this problem

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 20 Jan, 2023 12:59 AM

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    Hi andersnielsen1994,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry to hear you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    The error message you are seeing may indicate a problem with permissions on your ~/.gnupg folder.

    You should have read, write access to all files and directories below ~/.gnupg and list access x to all directories.

    Please open terminal and execute the following command
    chmod -R u+rwX ~/.gnupg to fix the permissions.

    After than retry to create a new key.


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