Importing my keys fails
Joseph Oreste Bruni
brunij at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 1 02:41:36 CET 2006
On Nov 30, 2006, at 6:23 AM, Michael Erskine wrote:
>> My limited understanding was that symetric keys were just a pair
>> of fancy numbers! :)
> Sorry, I meant asymmetric keys of course :)
> Michael Erskine.
The keys themselves are similar at a basic level. But the packaging
and data file formats are not interoperable. An SSH key file is not
much more than the key, but an OpenPGP key also contains elements of
identity such as email addresses, etc. as well as signatures from
With some work, you could probably extract the RSA key data from the
PGP key and convert it to the format used for OpenSSH, but honestly
it isn't work the trouble.
There is also some effort to make OpenPGP and X.509 certificates
somewhat interoperable since they have more in common in both content
Someday there might be a grand unification of all things PKI, but I'm
not holding my breath.
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