I imported a public/private key pair generated on my desktop into my laptop. Now however I get this issue when I try to encrypt a file for my own use:
gpg -e -r "Jonathan Max Barnes" random-text-file gpg: C1E2B437: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user pub 4096R/C1E2B437 2013-09-06 Jonathan Max Barnes (Jonny) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary key fingerprint: B068 1437 14F5 2628 5404 92FE 6C13 E65E CABC 1625 Subkey fingerprint: 6F61 DBBA A310 B7D6 4E87 7409 C71A C485 C1E2 B437 It is NOT certain that the key belongs to the person named in the user ID. If you *really* know what you are doing, you may answer the next question with yes. Use this key anyway? (y/N) gpg: random-text-file: encryption failed: Unusable public key #obviously pressing y forces gpg to encrypt
I am certain the key is my key, how can I tell gpg this is the case?