Best practices for obtaining a new GPG certificate

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Mar 19 08:29:12 CET 2021

On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:34, David Mehler said:

> in the output there's ECC output should I go with an ECC-style key or
> RSA? As regards RSA keysize I typically use 4096.

The next default is ECC (ed25519+cv25519) which is supported by most
OpenPGP implementations.  Only if you have a need to communicate with
some niche implementaions you need to use rsa3072.

You may also skip the menu thing and use

  gpg --quick-gen-key bar at future-default



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