Upgrading keys to larger than 1024
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Sep 10 20:29:51 CEST 2013
On 09/10/2013 12:47 PM, AdamC wrote:
> I have keys that I have used (sparingly) since 2004. This is a 1024
> keysize. That keypair has a few signatures through key signing.
> What is the best approach to upgrading keys to 4096? Is it just create a
> new keypair and then go to lots of key signing events again (pain), or is
> there a way to do this with my current keys?
There's no way to directly upgrade if your primary key is weaker than
You should create a new keypair and go out in the world and meet people
who will sign your key. it doesn't have to be a pain :)
Ana wrote up some good suggestions about how to do a key transition:
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