Export/Import secure & public key from one to another machine

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18 Mar, 2012 08:33 PM


Does anybody how how I can export my whole key chain pair (from macbook) and import it on my iMac? Both are running latest versions of GPGTools and GPGMail? The reason is quite simple since I work at least on two machines.

Many thanks !

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 18 Mar, 2012 08:55 PM

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    Hi waldrausch,

    the easiest way is to open GPG Keychain Access (GPG Schlüsselbund) and select all keys.
    After that, click on export, check "Export secret keys" enter a filename like keys.asc and click OK.

    On your iMac simply open GPG Keychain Access and import the keys.asc.
    That should be all.

    Let us know if it worked!

  2. 2 Posted by waldrausch on 18 Mar, 2012 09:01 PM

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    Yep, just found it out and it worked fine. Shame on me since I didn't recognize this check box :)

    Cheers. Ralph

    Am 18.03.2012 um 21:53 schrieb Luke Le <[email blocked]>:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 18 Mar, 2012 09:03 PM

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    Oh great!
    Gonna close this discussion. Feel free to open a new one if you run into problems again!

  4. Luke Le closed this discussion on 18 Mar, 2012 09:05 PM.

  5. waldrausch re-opened this discussion on 18 Mar, 2012 09:07 PM

  6. 4 Posted by waldrausch on 18 Mar, 2012 09:07 PM

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    yes please go ahead closing this discussion. btw I've already tried to remove it since the question was quite stupid :(

    many thanks for your very quick support!

    Am 18.03.2012 um 22:01 schrieb Luke Le <[email blocked]>:

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 18 Mar, 2012 09:22 PM

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    You, Ralph, are very welcome :)

    Solved issues are my favorite issues.

    Happy encrypting,

  8. Steve closed this discussion on 18 Mar, 2012 09:22 PM.

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