GPG 2017.3: "Unusable public key gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: Unusable public key"

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08 Jan, 2018 09:55 PM

I just extended the key's expiration date; this may have something to do with it.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 08 Jan, 2018 10:05 PM

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    Hi Randolph,

    did you check both the key tab as well as the subkey tab? Is the validity ok for both tabs?


  2. 2 Posted by Randolph M. Fri... on 08 Jan, 2018 10:19 PM

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    And that was it; I had forgotten to update the expiration date of the subkey.

    Thank you.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 09 Jan, 2018 09:22 AM

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    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    Perfect. 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 09 Jan, 2018 09:22 AM.

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 27 Aug, 2018 12:38 PM.

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