PGP Key Creation Using Seahorse
This HOWTO will take you through a quick & basic PGP Key creation, and
of your PGP key to public servers.
Table of Contents:
First, you'll need to make sure
you have (or install) the following packages:
Then proceed with the following:
Launch a Seahorse by hitting Alt & F2 then type seahorse
Click on Key -> Create New Key... (Or, hit Ctrl+N)
Select PGP Key and click on Continue
Enter in the following information:
Your First and Last Name in
Your Email Address in the Email Address: field
- a comment in the Comment: field
Click on Advanced Options
default options are
fine, but you may want to change them
Click on Create
You will now have to enter you password or passphrase for your PGP key -
it's recommended to use a sentence with a mix of random numbers and mixed capitalization;
do not make
this easy to guess!
You should now see that your key has been created
See the column labeled Key
ID ? (currently blocked out with the white box..)
Right click on your Key and select Sync and Publish Keys...
Click on Sync and then wait a moment or two
You have now successfully created a PGP key and uploaded it to a public server
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