Where are secret keys? How to back up them?

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23 Nov, 2011 08:54 PM

GPGTools for Mac seems to me a very promising project and I hope it will become the tool of choice for mail and file encryption on the Mac. A few things are not very clear to me, e.g. where are the secret keys stored? If I need to remove them where do I find them? And what about a backup copy of these same keys? Do I have to export them in ASCII or is there some other method?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Mento on 24 Nov, 2011 10:44 AM

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    The easiest method is to export/remove it via GPG Keychain Acces.

    The full keyring is saved at ~/.gnupg

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 26 Nov, 2011 07:45 PM

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    Antonio, is your question answered? I'm closing this discussion for now. Feel free to re-open it, if you need further assistance.

    All the best,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2011 07:45 PM.

  4. demarchi re-opened this discussion on 26 Nov, 2011 08:19 PM

  5. 3 Posted by demarchi on 26 Nov, 2011 08:19 PM

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    thank you very much, yes my question has ben answered. Sorry for not
    replying earlier.



  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 26 Nov, 2011 08:25 PM

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    No worries. Glad to hear we could help and things are working for you. :)

  7. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2011 08:25 PM.

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