Moving the GPG keys from 1 machine to another
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Dec 20 17:59:37 CET 2005
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 03:15:21PM -0800, amit bhalerao wrote:
> Hi ,
> We have just completed the migration of the application from 1
> AIX box to another and have changed the encryption from PGP to GPG.
> Since there are many external vendors involved the process is bit
> tedious following up with vendor to change keys.
> JUst wanted to confirm in case if we move the application from 1
> AIX box to another :
> 1. Do we have to create a new GPG keys on new machine and send it
> to vendor and repeat the tedious process again everytime we move to
> new machine?
No, you don't.
> 2. Is there any way we can migrate GPG keys from old box to new box
> without following up with vendors to change key at their end?
> If anyone has done before please let me know.
On old box:
gpg --export-key (thekey) > mykeyfile.gpg
gpg --export-secret-key (thekey) >> mykeyfile.gpg
(now copy mykeyfile.gpg from old machine to new)
On new box:
gpg --import mykeyfile.gpg
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