How to use the same key for 2 computers?

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21 Jul, 2012 07:28 PM


  • Software name and version: GPG Keychain Access Version 1.0b7 (1.0b7)
  • OS X version: 10.6.8
  • GPGTools Installer date: April, 26

Is there a way to share the same key between 2 computers? I have generated a key to use in the iMac and also want to use the same key on my Macbook. Please advise.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Jul, 2012 02:34 PM

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    Hey KM, here's what you'd have to do:

    • Open GPG Keychain Access
    • Select your sec key you want to use
    • Export that key (make sure you tick the box "include sec key")
    • move that key e.g. to a USB-drive and than import the key on your second machine (again via GPG Keychain Access on the second machine)

    Does this help?

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  2. 2 Posted by KM on 23 Jul, 2012 09:41 PM

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    It works perfectly! Thanks!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 24 Jul, 2012 02:43 PM

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    I'm glad this was that easy to solve. :)

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2012 02:43 PM.

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