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How to import the secret keys?
« on: February 04, 2011, 10:53:50 am »
Hi there,

what is the best way to import the secret keys?

thx for your help




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Re: How to import the secret keys?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 01:46:12 pm »
Hi Lucky.

Simply export them from PGP to an asc, pgp or gpg file, then email it to yourself on the phone.
While viewing the mail on the device, tap and hold on the attachment until a menu comes up. Select "Open in SecuMail".
SecuMail should launch and import your private key(s).
You can delete them email afterwards.
The same method works for public keys. SecuMail supports importing multiple keys from a single file.

If you're concerned about sending the keys temporarily over email, this is what you can do:

- Export one or more keys into an asc file
- Rename the file as keys.txt
- Encrypt the file with a symmetric cipher.
- Email the encrypted file.
- Open the attachment in Secumail. It will prompt for the passphrase to decrypt.
- Once decrypted, use the action menu on the top right to copy the entire asc message to the clipboard.
- Now go into the Keys tab, and tap on the Add (+) button, and select "From Clipboard".
- Your keys should now be imported.

Let me know if you have further questions.