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Gerard Kok

16 Jun, 2020 05:54 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

The download of GPG Suite, i.e. If I try to verify its gpg signature, I get the warning that the [email blocked] key has expired, and the GPG Keychain suggests that that happened yesterday (see screenshot).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 19 Jun, 2020 07:41 PM

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    Hi Greg,

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

    Our key has already been extended. Please select the key in GPG Keychain and press ⌘ Command U to updated the selected key from the key server.

    Let me know if that worked.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Gerard Kok on 20 Jun, 2020 08:56 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    Yes, that worked, although I used the command line ('gpg --refresh-keys --keyserver hkps://'. I used hkps:// because hkps:// (which was the default on my system) gave a 'signature packet: hashed data too long' error back).

    Sorry for the confusion, I check gpg signatures often, but my understanding of key management is still limited.

    Kind regards,

    Gerard Kok

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 22 Jun, 2020 04:51 PM

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    No Problem. I would recommend to switch the default key server to hkps:// in GPG Keychain > Preferences > Key Server.

    It is a far superior solution compared to the old key servers.

    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.


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 22 Jun, 2020 04:51 PM.

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