Public vs Private Fingerprint

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at
Tue Aug 14 10:26:44 CEST 2018

On 08/14/2018 05:20 AM, Damian Rivas wrote:
> Is there a reason why the fingerprints for my public and private keys are
> exactly the same?

Actually there's no such thing as a private key fingerprint.
Fingerprints are only calculated on public keys.

(Theoretically you *could* compute a fingerprint on a private key, but
as far as I know that's never used in OpenPGP.)

Even when GnuPG is displaying a private key (e.g. with the
--list-secret-keys command), the fingerprint is the fingerprint of the
corresponding public key.


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