GPG Key Transition¶
I’m now using a new and more secure OpenPGP key
For a number of reasons, i’ve recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one.
The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but i prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is also available signed by both keys to certify the transition.
the old key was:
pub 1024D/DA3C0A60 2007-10-03 Key fingerprint = 5A41 9205 15DA 73C7 9D04 9EAF 79E1 C766 DA3C 0A60
And the new key is:
pub 4096R/983EA5AB 2009-08-02 Key fingerprint = A815 9EE0 8317 DE08 8FE8 4EA1 FC5B 12B8 983E A5AB
To fetch the full key, you can get it with:
wget -q -O- https://www.rpatterson.net/rpatterson.gpg | gpg --import -
Or, to fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 983EA5AB
If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:
gpg --check-sigs 983EA5AB
If you don’t already know my old key, or you just want to be double extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above:
gpg --fingerprint 983EA5AB
If you are satisfied that you’ve got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I’d appreciate it if you would sign my key:
gpg --sign-key 983EA5AB
Lastly, if you could upload these signatures, i would appreciate it. You can either send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have a functional MTA on your system):
gpg --armor --export 983EA5AB | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' email@example.com
Or you can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --send-key 983EA5AB
Please let me know if there is any trouble, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Updated on 03 August 2009
Imported from Plone on Mar 15, 2021. The date for this update is the last modified date in Plone.