Decrypt failed! (no secret key) Code = 17

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01 Sep, 2018 12:23 AM

Message sent to me with my public php key. Simply cannot decrypt it. Decrypt failed! (no secret key) Code = 17

Validity: Ultimate

If I send a signed and encrypted test mail to myself, am I able to decrypt that and verify the signature successfully? Yes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 02 Sep, 2018 05:34 PM

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    Hi Amadeus,

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

    This KB-article explains what to do, when you are seeing an error about a failed decryption due to a missing secret key.

    Let us know if you were able to understand why you are unable to decrypt or if you need further assistance.


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