Create a group in GPG Keychain?

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15 May, 2016 06:56 PM


I'm new to GPG Tools and am using it with a MacBook Pro with El Capitan. I like it, but I have one question/problem:

I have 157 keys in the GPG Keychain. On occasion, I need to encrypt a file--usually a Word, Excel or PDF file--to a specific group of people from the 157. Let's say Group A has 30 people in it, and I need to encrypt a file to that group. Is it possible to create such a group in GPG Keychain so I don't have to pick and choose the 30 people every time I need to encrypt a file for them? Another way would be to create multiple key chains. That's how I used to do it with Symantec Desktop Encryption, where I could choose to create a new keychain, call it Group A and put into it the 30 keys I need and use that keychain when I need to encrypt to those keys. Is that possible with GPG Keychain?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 25 May, 2016 09:46 AM

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    Hey Amir,

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

    This KB-article explains how to use the group feature to encrypt content to multiple public keys by using a single address.

    Let me know if that did the trick.

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 23 Jun, 2016 11:37 AM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 23 Jun, 2016 11:37 AM.

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