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Old 10-05-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Using GPG Keys on Multiple Computers


Hi, folks.

I can't seem to find an answer to this, so I apologize if this has been brought up before. How do I export my own keys so that I can use gpg on multiple computers? Is this even a good idea from a security standpoint?

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--Erich
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
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I'm thinking it might be "--export-secret-keys" but I'm not sure this is the way go about it. Thoughts anyone?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yes, --export-secret-keys is for exporting your secret keys to a file and on the "other" machines, you will --import the file.
The security implication is that if any one of the accounts gets compromised, your secret key is compromised.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 09:50 AM   #4
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Is it better off that I don't do it?

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Is it better off that I don't do it?

--Erich
Yes. Just generate a new secret key for each system.

Just our of curiosty, why do you need all of these systems with secret keys anyways?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:37 AM   #6
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I want to be able decrypt items intended for me on my desktop as well as my laptop. Can the same thing be accomplished by generating secret keys on each machine?
 
  


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