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Entering a passphrase
Encrypting files for yourself
Encrypting files for others
Decrypting your files
Decrypting received files
Generating a new key pair
Key pair options
If you have a signature, the associated file to verify, and the
signer's public key
, you can verify that the signature is valid for that file and public key.
You can either specify their public key:
As a string (
If you see the message 'Bad signature', the signature is not valid for that public key and the comment will not be displayed. This means either:
The public key is wrong for that signature file.
The file has been corrupted or tampered with.
If the signature file has the same file name (minus the
extension) and is in the same directory as the file to verify, you don't need to specify the signature file:
Authenticated comment: Signed by Bob on the 4th of February
Here's an example where the signature file name is different to that of the file to verify:
If the signature is valid, you'll see the message 'Good signature', followed by the authenticated comment if there is one.