GPG Keychain: "token verification failed" message

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Raven Onthill

26 Aug, 2019 05:17 PM

I have updated to the latest version of GPGtools and uploaded my keys to the new OpenPGP server. I then tried to publish the key, selecting the link on the mail from [email blocked] and the web site replies: "token verification failed". Any ideas why?

(I know this is not one of your tools, but I have nowhere else to turn. If anyone has any ideas what is going on, please let me know.)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 26 Aug, 2019 07:18 PM

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    Hi Raven,

    we checked and it seems your email is now verified. Where you able to get this working in the end? If yes, how?

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Graham Vincent on 26 Aug, 2019 07:44 PM

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    Hi guys, I have exactly the same issue one one of the two encrypted e-mail addresses I use - verified fine on one, the second token verification failed, this after the new switch.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 26 Aug, 2019 08:54 PM

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    Hi Graham,

    this message is shown when the link is clicked twice. Thus it is highly likely your key has been successfully been verified, but the "token" is no longer valid as it's been used already.

    We are in touch with the maintainers of and asked if they could enhance the message to make it more understandable.

    Hope this helps,

  4. 4 Posted by Raven Onthill on 03 Sep, 2019 06:38 AM

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    Thank you! That explains it very clearly.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 04 Sep, 2019 02:32 PM

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

    You can check if your key was successfully verified anytime, by doing a search via GPG Keychain.


  6. Steve closed this discussion on 04 Sep, 2019 02:32 PM.

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