Importing my keys fails
brunij at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 29 22:33:37 CET 2006
An OpenSSH key is not an OpenPGP key. There are some efforts to use OpenPGP keys for SSH authentication, however.
>From: Michael Erskine <msemtd at yahoo.co.uk>
>Sent: Nov 29, 2006 7:35 AM
>To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
>Subject: Importing my keys fails
>I have a pair of existing keys that I've used for ssh over the past few years
>and I'd like to use them with gnupg and gpg-enabled mailers etc. but they
>won't import for some reason: -
>michael at fs1:~/.ssh$ gpg --import id_dsa
>gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
>gpg: Total number processed: 0
>My private key looks like this...
>-----BEGIN DSA PRIVATE KEY-----
>-----END DSA PRIVATE KEY-----
>...and my public key is a single line beginning "ssh-dss ". Neither of them
>will import so I'm assuming they're either incompatible with my openpgp or I
>need to cast some magic to get them to work. Here's my version...
>michael at fs1:~/.ssh$ gpg --version
>gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.3
>Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
>This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
>under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
>Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA
>Cypher: 3DES, CAST5, BLOWFISH, AES, AES192, AES256, TWOFISH
>Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
>Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2
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