i cant find my private key
i need three pieces of info when i make a new pgp key
password for private key
and private key
all three, can someone help me. i see the public key when i click on it, but i have never comes across the PRIVATE KEY
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 23 Jan, 2020 08:15 PM
welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.
I am not sure I fully understand the question. Are you trying to create a new key? That should be possible in GPG Keychain.
Had you previously created a secret key already?
2 Posted by Waseem on 25 Jan, 2020 11:31 PM
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the following is a website which generates pgp keys. when ive wanted to
decrypt a message ive had to add my private key (my private key is on the
website) and password along with the encrypted message to gain access to
the website. websites like igolder will show you what i mean, when you make
a public key you also get your own private key.
i hope this helps. not tyrna be disrespectful, i just dont know whats
confusing im asking. how do i get the private key when i make a public one
with your software?
Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 26 Jan, 2020 11:03 AM
You write "when I make a public one (key) with your software".
Whenever you create a new key with GPG Keychain it will always be a secret + public key.
This KB explains how to generate a key with GPG Keychain: https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/kb/how-to/first-steps-where-do-i-sta...
4 Posted by jcross on 28 Jan, 2020 04:26 PM
Note: You should never provide your private key to others. This defeats the entire point of using PGP.
Steve closed this discussion on 06 Jul, 2020 05:27 PM.