Upgrading keys to larger than 1024

AdamC kabads at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:56:10 CEST 2013

Thanks everyone - I will try contacting the people who have signed my keys
by email and see what they say - I very rarely see them in real life.



On 10 September 2013 19:29, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net>wrote:

> 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'd like.
> 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:
>   http://ekaia.org/blog/2009/05/10/creating-new-gpgkey/
> Regards,
>         --dkg

You back your data up on the same planet?
PGP key: 0x7111B833
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