Cannot import nistp384 key created with GPG2

Asked by Jacob Zimmermann on 2016-07-22

Hi all,

I created a new key with GPG2 using NIST 384 instead of RSA. However I can't import it into Launchpad, I'm always getting the message:

Launchpad could not import your OpenPGP key

Did you enter your complete fingerprint correctly? (Help with fingerprints)
Is your key in the Ubuntu keyserver yet? You may have to wait between ten minutes (if you pushed directly to the Ubuntu key server) and one hour (if you pushed your key to another server). (Help with publishing keys)

I have checked that the key has been correctly exported to the keyserver etc.

Does Launchpad actually require GPG 1.x keys?



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William Grant (wgrant) said : #1

ECC OpenPGP keys were first implemented in in November 2014, in GnuPG 2.1.0. As such, they aren't supported by GnuPG 1.x nor most versions of GnuPG 2.x -- for example, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS can't read them. So you probably don't want to be using nistp384 in general just yet; there's a good reason the option is hidden behind "--full-gen-key --expert".

Launchpad will support them once they're usable by more than bleeding-edge hosts.

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