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OpenPGP is a non-proprietary protocol for encrypting email using public key cryptography

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Can I Import an existing OpenPGP key into Ubuntu for use as my Personal key?

louis@WinNyx:~$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 1FDBB6475ED8B730113953BE5CD637DC9222E537 gpg: sending key 5CD637DC9222E537 to hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com louis@WinNyx:~$ gpg -...
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Launchpad won't let me confirm my OpenPGP key - Confirm button doesn't work

I sent my OpenPGPkey to launchpad and received the encrypted confirmation instructions. I decrypted that and clicked on the link under "Please go here to finish adding the key to your Launchpad ...
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SKS key-server cannot import key-dump

I am on a desktop with lots of memory (64 GB) and cannot make sks key-server work. My OS is Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and I am using kernel 5.4.23-050423-generic (installed with Ukuu Kernel Update Utility). ...
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Reprepro with passphrase file

Is there a way to provide a password file for reprepro includedeb groovy myfile.deb? Due to the setup with OpenPGP this command requires to manually enter a passphrase. As I want to automate CI/CD ...
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Error installing brave browser [duplicate]

I tried to install brave in linux using the command below, but the following error is showing: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/...
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Import PGP secret keyring from Windows

I used PGP since the 90s, now I bought a new laptop with ubuntu operating system (18.04.5). I tried to get my keyring known by gpg, but didn't really get it done. I set PATH oh the folder where I have ...
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Issues with gpg.conf

I started off with no gpg.conf file at all, so I created one with the touch command. It was gibberish and gpg commands still resulted in errors. I deleted it and created a new one, but now my gpg.conf ...
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A question about Riseup's OpenPGP guide on the sks keyserver pool

While trying to follow Riseup's guide to using the sks keyserver pool, I was told to run commands in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf; originally, I didn't have a gpg.conf file in ~/.gnupg, so I ran touch home/maen/....
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Confirming PGPKey in Launchpad could not import the OpenPGP key %{fingerprint}

So I have followed the Getting Set Up of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide. I have generate my key and sent it to the key server pg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --send-keys myidhere gpg --list-keys --...
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When opening encrypted mails with Kontact/Kmail the subject is not decrypted

When I receive emails with Kontact/Kmail that are encrypted with OpenPGP I am not able to get its subject. When I open then and provide the proper password the body gets decrypted fine, but the ...
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How to import pgp backup back into smartcard?

I generated a backup of my master key and 3 sub keys following this into these archives: gpg.conf mastersub.key openpgp-recovs.d private-keys-v1.d (contains 4 .key files) pubring.kbx random_seed ...
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gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found while installing brave browser

I've executed the below command line: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add - I've got ...
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verifying ubuntu hashes for 19.10

I'm behind a proxy, and dirmngr doesn't seem to honour the http_proxy rules. So i'm doing these steps download sha256sums.gpg and sha256sums from ubuntuhashes gpg --verify sha256sums.gpg sha256sums ...
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PGP signature isn't selected when trying to sign during export of PDF-file in LibreOffice Writer

I have asked the following question on ask.libreoffice.org but nobody answered: I have an Enigmail PGP signature that I use in Thunderbird under Ubuntu Linux. In Libre Office I can use it to sign (...
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gpg: no valid OpenPGP error when I try to install yarn on Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to install yarn on Ubuntu 18.04. https://yarnpkg.com/lang/en/docs/install/#debian-stable I am trying to follow all steps from the link. but I get no valid OpenPGP data found. error ...
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gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found in ubuntu

when I perform sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum this gives me an errors like, gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpy4v562r0/pubring.gpg' created gpg: /tmp/tmpy4v562r0/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created ...
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How to Properly Transfer by cmd. line PGP Keys in a New Computer [e.g. Launchpad OpenPGP Key]

I would like to use my Launchpad PGP Key to access my Launchpad PPAs on 2 computers. To do it I need to transfer the key to the other Ubuntu computer. I did found very little support on Ubuntu ...
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What kind of PGP key does ubuntu 2016 come with?

I'm trying to write about this subject in my blog and I didn't find an answer to which PGP key does Ubuntu come with (PGP 4, 5, open?)? It is already installed and the only thing that it says is that ...
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Can I prevent an OpenPGP key from being synchronized to keyservers?

I want to generate an OpenPGP key and use it with Thunderbird, but I don't want this key to be synchronized with the keyservers when I do so in Seahorse.
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Launchpad EDDSA Key

I'm trying to start a PPA and I understand I need to register my OpenPGP key with Launchpad. I have had my PGP key on the Ubuntu keyserver for a long time at: http://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?...
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no valid OpenPGP data found while installing Google bazel

I am trying to install Google Bazel in Ubuntu 16 following instructions given here. I have jdk1.9 installed. When I try to run $ curl https://bazel.build/bazel-release.pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add - in ...
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Are all OpenPGP public key server equal?

An error info occur when to execute apt-get update . W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http:/...
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repeated OpenPGP passphrase popup when opening encrypted email

when I receive an encrypted email from one specific person, in both my enigmail setups on different computers, the normal "Please enter the OpenPGP secret passphrase" window repeatedly pops up - for ...
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Fetching Ubuntu's OpenPGP keys for verification fails with “not a key ID: skipping”

I have entered this request into the "Terminal" program, per this documentation gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys "8439 38DF 228D 22F7 B374 2BC0 D94A A3F0 EFE2 1092" "C598 6B4F ...
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How can I verify whether my OpenPGP key revocation was uploaded successfully?

I just revoked my old PGP key using Enigmail in Thunderbird. I uploaded the revoked key and deleted it afterwards. Now I'm wondering, how can I verify that it is really revoked so that other users ...
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After creating revocation certificate for OpenPGP key unable to locate it

I created an OpenPGP key. It is an RSA key pair. I created revocation certificate: gpg --output revoke.asc --gen-revoke $GPGKE But I am unable to locate the file revoke.asc. Where can I find it?
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How to push OpenPGP keys for a (custom) Ubuntu repository to clients running on Ubuntu server?

I have a number of devices running on Ubuntu trusty, syncing with a custom Debian package repository for software updates via unattended-upgrades. However, the OpenPGP key used to sign the release ...
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How to match exported OpenPGP public and private key pairs?

I have a few backed up public and private key files. How can I check which public key file corresponds to which private key file? I had generated 2048 byte public and private GnuPG key pairs using ...
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What keys is GnuPG using for signature verification?

Let assume that I have a list of three key pair on my bash screen when I run the following commands: gpg2 --list-keys and gpg2 --list-secret-keys My question is, when I run the following command ...
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Code of conduct: “The key has already been imported.”

I would like to activate a PPA, and for that I need to sign the code of conduct. I uploaded my GPG key fingerprint and downloaded the conduct txt. But when I access the signing page I get this message:...
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how to prevent kleopatra (or other openpgp tools) from storing your key passphrases

I am trying to use kleopatra to encrypt not just messages but files as well. I have noticed that when decrypting a file, it no longer asks me for the key's pass-phrase. Presumably because the pass-...
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How to retain Enigmail/OpenPGP passphrase with Kubuntu?

I am using Enigmail with Thunderbird to crypt my emails and I would like it to retain my passphrase for some time. In Enigmail settings it is possible to set a duration to memorize the passphrase. ...
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Error using GPG encryption in Evolution

After I did fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 I had to setup GPG encryption with Evolution again and it is not working properly (prior to fresh install it worked fine on Ubuntu 15.04 After I select ...
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Lost PGP private key and want to remove it from keyserver.ubuntu.com

Because of an accidental formatting I've lost two private keys(no backup). I've generated a new one but I want to remove the lost ones from the keyserver.
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How to use an exisiting OpenPGP key from Launchpad

I want gpg to use my existing active OpenPGP key from Launchpad without having to generate and import a new key. $ gpg --list-keys returns nothing. Btw I'm trying to sign the Code of Conduct $ gpg ...
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How Can I Change PPA Fingerprint

I understand that if you create a PPA you have to accept the Ubuntu Code Of Conduct, and that in order to do so you have to register your OpenPGP fingerprint. Now, let's say that I lose my data on my ...
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GPG vs PGP keys - I am confused [duplicate]

Is it a GPG key or a PGP key? Or do you just use gpg to produce the pgp key? I see them used together, and its just a tad bit confusing. What do they stand for?
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I Get “gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found” error while importing google key

Everything was working but suddenly stopped. I just didn't upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 for two months. Now when I want to upgrade I get some errors. First I run sudo apt-get update: E: GPG error: http://...
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Omnikey 6121: cannot write to OpenPGP smartcard

I am trying to use an Omnikey 6121 smartcard reader with an OpenPGPv2 smart card. The reader is recognized, as I see from gpg --card-status and I was able to edit some card details like URL, name etc ...
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Why am I unable to access OpenPGP keys on Seahorse and access encrypted files?

I am unable to access my OpenPGP keys on Seahorse. I tried to create a new key but the key never appeared (though it did prompt me for details). After trying to create a new keyring none of the keys ...
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How do I sign Ubuntu Code of Conduct with specific OpenPGP key?

I have four OpenPGP keys, I need to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct with a specific OpenPGP key. How do I make one of the OpenPGP key is default so I can sign the code with that key?
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Couldn't generate PGP key, general error

Now I'm using Ubuntu12.04.04 LTS. I tried to create my gpg key with following steps on "Passwords and Keys" program. I don't know why this error was occurred. According to I skipped some steps.
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Unknown pgp key in my key ring

I have a key in my keyring and I don't know how it got there. Every other key I imported other than this one. How do keys make it into the keyring other than by me importing them?
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Can't import keys to keyring, nothing happening

I'm trying to use Keyring's import functionality but nothing happens - neither an error of any sort, nor any of my keys getting imported into Keyring's GUI. I created a public/private key using gpg ...
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If I have multiple OpenPGP keys in GnuPG with the same user ID/e-mail address, how can I distinguish between them?

I have multiple OpenPGP keys that I am managing with GPG. The problem is, they have the same user ID and the same e-mail address. How do I tell GPG the difference when I am, say, encrypting a file?
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backtrack repository adding to ubuntu 12.04 error

After executing wget http://all.repository.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack.gpg -O – | sudo apt-key add - I'm getting an error like gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found. How can I complete this task ...
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How do I create a PGP Key Revocation Certificate in Seahorse

I created a PGP Key using Seahorse in Ubuntu's Passwords and Keys (13.04). To my understanding, creating a revocation certificate for the PGP key is important for a couple of reasons. I don't see any ...
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You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user

From launchpad I have an email containing OpenPGP encrypted key. I received that email in gmail. But gmail wont decrypt it. Then I setup Thunderbird for gmail account and installed Enigmail for ...
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GnuPG v1.4.10 cant read

I was thinking of "Getting Involved" with Ubuntu and decided to join the Bug Squad. After a few steps of joining, I got an email with a OpenPGP key licenced at Gnu version 1.4.10 and went on their ...
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How to obtain a S/MIME certificate for e-mail encryption?

There are parties, e.g. enterprises, that uses S/MIME certificates for e-mail encryption. To my understanding Thunderbird has support by default for S/MIME. But I have not found a way to obtain a ...