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Status Under review
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 1, 2022

PGP Encryption/Decryption of a file with multiple recipients

Trading Partners may encrypt a file using multi-recipient encryption. For instance, they may encrypt a file with our Public PGP key as well as their own key. When we receive that file, we should be able to decrypt using our private key.


Symantec and GPG both have this feature, but IBM Native PGP does not. IBM support has confirmed to us that IBM Native PGP does not support multi-recipient Encryption or multi-recipient Decryption.


At the very least we need to be able to decrypt a file having multi-recipient encryption. IBM Native PGP currently fails when we try to decrypt a file that has multi-recipient encryption. IBM support suggested we open an enhancement request for this feature.

What is your industry? Consumer Products
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Trading Partners may encrypt a file using multi-recipient encryption. For instance, they may encrypt a file with our Public PGP key as well as their own key. When we receive that file, we should be able to decrypt using our private key.


Symantec and GPG both have this feature, but IBM Native PGP does not. IBM support has confirmed to us that IBM Native PGP does not support multi-recipient Encryption or multi-recipient Decryption.


At the very least we need to be able to decrypt a file having multi-recipient encryption. IBM Native PGP currently fails when we try to decrypt a file that has multi-recipient encryption. IBM support suggested we open an enhancement request for this feature.