PGP Key Creation Using Seahorse

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This HOWTO will take you through a quick & basic PGP Key creation, and submission of your PGP key to public servers.


Table of Contents:


Key Generation

First, you'll need to make sure you have (or install) the following packages:

  • seahorse

Then proceed with the following:

  1. Launch a Seahorse by hitting Alt & F2 then type seahorse

  2. Click on Key -> Create New Key... (Or, hit Ctrl+N)

  3. Select PGP Key and click on Continue

  4. Enter in the following information:
    Your First and Last Name in the Full Name: field
    Your Email Address in the Email Address: field
    Optional - a comment in the Comment: field
    Click on Advanced Options
    The default options are fine, but you may want to change them
    Click on Create

  5. 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!

  6. You should now see that your key has been created
    See the column labeled Key ID ? (currently blocked out with the white box..)

  7. Right click on your Key and select Sync and Publish Keys...

  8. Click on Sync and then wait a moment or two

  9. You have now successfully created a PGP key and uploaded it to a public server


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