Help me to import my secret key please
shavital at mac.com
Sun May 9 10:40:31 CEST 2010
Yes, you can gnerate a new key pair with the same user ID email, the
key server will accept it. Do not forget to generate a revocation
certificate and to store in a safe place. You might want to indicate
in the comment of the new key that the previous key (key ID) is not
usable, if yoi plan to upload the new public key to a key server
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On May 9, 2010, at 10:31, Stephane Dupuis <hoper at free.fr> wrote:
> Bad news yes. But well, nobody's dead.
> It's even quite funny in fact, thinking about how often I repeat to
> everybody that they need to make backup of everything.
> This key is the only thing I loose, I will juste made another one.
> And no, I don't have the revocation certificate :(
> But I think it's not too bad, because nobody had access to this
> key. I just loose it...
> Small and last question, If I make a new key, with the same email
> inside, will I be able to send it on servers ? (because they already
> the old one...)
> Thanks a lot for your time.
>> I'm afraid these are not the same key :(
>> The former key is a 4096-bit RSA key. The latter key is a 1024-bit
>> key with a 4096-bit ElGamal subkey bound to it.
>> Also, the former key has an X.509 certificate assoiated with it,
>> the latter keys are bound to your identity via OpenPGP certification.
>> While it's possible to have both X.509 certificates and OpenPGP
>> certificates from the same key (we're doing it for TLS servers in the
>> monkeysphere project), it's not common. And in your case, it's not
>> you've done anyway, since these are clearly different keys because of
>> their different keylengths and algorithms.
>> If you have no way of recovering your old ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg, you
>> most likely lost control of your old key. In that case, i recommend
>> publishing the revocation certificate you created when you made
>> your key
>> (hoping that you have such an old revocation certificate for 1F03B55A
>> stored someplace accessible to you).
>> Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,
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