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GPA - Icons

Here it is described in detail what is the meaning of the icons that you can find in GPA.



With your secret key (always shown in yellow) you can sign files or public keys. To check your signature people need your public key (and of course they should trust it).



With someone's public key you can encrypt a file. Only the corresponding secret key can decrypt the file.



With your secret key you can decrypt any document that was encrypted for you (using your public key).



In your public keyring you hold public keys of people you want to send encrypted documents. The keyring also supports you to judge the trust in other keys which ultimately leads to trust identification for signatures you encounter in files, emails and other documents.



This value describes your opinion about the other ones ability to correctly sign other keys. Your personal trust in the owner of a public key varies from full trust (thumb up) over marginal trust (thumb horizontal) to no trust (thumb down). If you have no opinion about the person, you can leave the ownertrust unknown.


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Written by Werner Koch (2002-10-07 21:00).
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