Is creating a new key required?

Asked by Paul Natsuo Kishimoto on 2010-02-09

I am not sure if Ground Control should be recognizing my existing SSH keys that are already registered with Launchpad, or prompting me to create a new one.

I couldn't quite glean this from Martin's introductory video at http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/ground-control-demonstration

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Best Martin Owens (doctormo) said : #1

It should use your existing keys if they are valid and the same public key exists on both launchpad and your .ssh directory.

some people have had problems because they have different descriptions on their keys or some other oddities, if you can make a bug report and attach both of the public keys (the one on launchpad and the one in your ssh dir it should match) then we have make ground control more robust with detecting and confirming public key availability.

At the moment it's conservative because making keys is cheap and having more than one not a bad idea.

Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) said : #2

I suspect ecryptfs is the oddity in my case. I created a bug as suggested—thanks for the help!

Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) said : #3

Thanks Martin Owens, that solved my question.