This article describes the configuration of automatic key synchronization between the PGP Global Directory and PGP Desktop.
The PGP Global Directory is a free directory of public keys, hosted by PGP Corporation. It provides quick and easy access to the universe of PGP keys. PGP Desktop 9.5 and above users can configure their system to automatically synchronize with the PGP Global Directory. This ensures the latest and most up to date version of a key is always available to the user. If the PGP Global Directory indicates that a key has been removed from the PGP Global Directory, then that key is disabled on the local PGP Desktop keyring. Also, any changes to keys on the local keyring are uploaded to the PGP Global Directory automatically. The user can specify what should be done when a key is found on the server. The options are (under When keys are found):
How to Configure PGP Options for automatic PGP Global Directory synchronization: