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PGP: Eliminating Secure Viewer Message when Decrypting

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Posted: 06/25/2007 18:51:09
by Dan Hammari (Basic support level)
Joined: 06/27/2006
Posts: 11


I am troubleshooting a problem that a partner is having in decrypting my PGP-encrypted files. My partner tells me that he can decrypt fine manually, but his automatic process chokes on a Secure Viewer message. He is using McAfee Enterprise Business as his PGP application.

I ran across this note in the Secure Blackbox KnowledgeBase, and I think this might address the problem:

The file, encrypted using PGPBlackbox, is displayed by PGP in "Secure Viewer" window and it's not possible to save the file (one gets the error "This message is for your eyes only")...
Remember to set ElPGPWriter.Filename to the name of the file when encrypting the data.

My question is this: Should I set the Filename property value to the filename of the clear file or the filename of the encrypted file?

Posted: 06/25/2007 23:44:21
by Ken Ivanov (EldoS Corp.)

To the filename of the source file. Actually, you can set it to any non-empty string value. This property is used to let the decrypting application know the name of the original file.



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