guide:pgp

Pretty Good Privacy

OpenPGP
PGP
GPG (GnuPG)
List private (own) keys gpg -K
Quickly extend keys gpg --quick-set-expire ABCDDEADBEEFABCDC0CCABCD42069ABCD7AFFF2 1y
(replace with own key and 1y with expiration date or period.)
Create a new public/secret key pair gpg --gen-key
Export a public key gpg --armor --output <pubkey.gpg> --export <key-id>
Export a secret key gpg --armor --output <privkey.gpg> --export-secret-key <key-id>

When replacing one uncompromised key with a newer (typically longer) one, using a transition period when both keys are trustworthy and participate in the web of trust uses trust transitivity to use links to the old key to trust signatures and links created by the new key. During a transition, both keys are trustworthy but you only use the newer one to sign documents and certify links in the web of trust.

gpg --expert --full-gen-key
  (9) ECC and ECC
  (1) Curve 25519
 
$PGP_NEWKEY_ID=<ID of new key>
$PGP_OLDKEY_ID=<ID of old key>
 
# sign new key with old key
gpg --default-key $OLDKEY --sign-key $NEWKEY
# sign old key with new key
gpg --default-key $NEWKEY --sign-key $OLDKEY 
 
# export in ASCII armored format
gpg --armor --output $NEWKEY.key --export-secret-key $NEWKEY
gpg --armor --output $NEWKEY.pub --export $NEWKEY
SKS Keyservers these have some issues
keys.openpgp.org
Mailvelope Key Server run by people behind the browser Add-On Mailvelope

Set in Enigmail: Settings → Keyservers, enter comma separated list, e.g.:
vks://keys.openpgp.org, hkps://keys.mailvelope.com

upload with GPG

# don't use "vks://" or "hkp://" infront of the domain name!
gpg --keyserver keys.example.com --send-keys <key1> <key2>
  • Last modified: 2021-02-27 22:29