GPGMail: public key unusable

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roland

14 Apr, 2018 11:06 PM

gpg: 985FF4CC4E0D37B887F844E5065C3FCCE00F8978: übersprungen: Unusable public key
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: Unusable public key

Expected
Schlüssel erneut auf Keyserver geladen, leider ohne Erfolg

macOS                   10.11.6     15G2001
GPG Suite               2018.1      2083    (9658b70)
GPGMail                 2.6.4       1249    (d765eca)
GPG Keychain            1.4.2       1403    (128637e)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       900     (cead4f9)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.2       829     (943132e)
pinentry                0.9.7.1     9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 15 Apr, 2018 09:10 PM

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    Hi Roland,

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

    Let's check if your key is ok:

    1. open GPG Keychain
    2. double click your sec/pub key
    3. search for "Validity" in key tab and post the value to your discussion
    4. search for "Validity" in subkey tab and post the value to your discussion

    Should your key have expired, please re-new the expiration date in the key tab. To renew the subkey, click the cogwheel icon in the subkey tab and update the expiration date.

    To test the change, send a signed and encrypted test email to yourself. Are you able to decrypt and verify the signature successfully?

    In case your key resides on the public key servers, don't forget to upload your updated key, so that the changes are reflected there as well.

    We have open ticket to address this problem. Ideally GPG Keychain and GPGMail would be more pro-active about expiring keys and inform users ahead of the expiry date and explain how by extending the expiry date the key can be used in the future.

    Best regards,
    Steve

  2. 2 Posted by roland on 16 Apr, 2018 12:36 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    looks like the problem was just an expired subkey which is updated and uploaded now. Test email worked fine. So thanks a lot for your help!

    Best regards
    Roland

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 17 Apr, 2018 10:10 AM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you.

    We will see, to improve the software behavior regarding this in the future.

    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.

    Best,
    steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 17 Apr, 2018 10:10 AM.

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