Experiencing trouble in signing Confirm sign-only OpenPGP key

Asked by Lee Dongjin

(Error ID: OOPS-779eba8a488c00cba44fe0ed3c9aaba8)

Hello. I am a Debian-packaging newbie. I am trying to use launchpad to distribute my packages but got stuck.

Here is the situation: I have already submitted my GPG key (39AE873595B69DD21E7402DFD071B0B983A76751) to openpgp.org. And to proceed, I am trying to validate my signing key at the following URL.

https://launchpad.net/token/z3mcR4ZB2tzntPghWwkl/+validatesignonlygpg

The UI shows that digitally sign the following message with `gpg --clearsign {filename}` (note the newline in the middle):

```txt
Please register 39AE873595B69DD21E7402DFD071B0B983A76751 to the
Launchpad user dongjinleekr. 2022-04-26 09:08:42 UTC
```

However, every time I submit the encrypted message, it fails; I tried it a lot but never succeeded. Since the example shows the 'sha1' hash, I tried both of `gpg --clearsign` and `gpg --clearsign --digest-algo SHA1`, but neither helped. (+1. The example shows a blank line between Hash and the original message, with a gpg version line just below '-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----' line. But my gpg installation never creates those kinds of the lines.)

Could you kindly help?

Best,
Dongjin

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Lee Dongjin (dongjinleekr) said :
#1

(Error ID: OOPS-779eba8a488c00cba44fe0ed3c9aaba8)

Hello. I am a Debian-packaging newbie. I am trying to use launchpad to distribute my packages but got stuck.

Here is the situation: I have already submitted my GPG key (39AE873595B69DD21E7402DFD071B0B983A76751) to openpgp.org. And to proceed, I am trying to validate my signing key at the following URL.

https://launchpad.net/token/z3mcR4ZB2tzntPghWwkl/+validatesignonlygpg

The UI shows that digitally sign the following message with `gpg --clearsign {filename}` (note the newline in the middle):

```txt
Please register 39AE873595B69DD21E7402DFD071B0B983A76751 to the
Launchpad user dongjinleekr. 2022-04-26 09:08:42 UTC
```

However, every time I submit the encrypted message, it fails; I tried it a lot but never succeeded. Since the example shows the 'sha1' hash, I tried both of `gpg --clearsign` and `gpg --clearsign --digest-algo SHA1`, but neither helped. (+1. The example shows a blank line between Hash and the original message, with a gpg version line just below '-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----' line. But my gpg installation never creates those kinds of the lines.)

Could you kindly help?

Best,
Dongjin

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J├╝rgen Gmach (jugmac00) said :
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Hey Dongjin,

Sorry to hear that you experience issues with verifying your GPG key.

Thank you for providing the OOPS-id.

The corresponding error message suggests this is a temporary error (lp.services.gpg.interfaces.GPGKeyTemporarilyNotFoundError: GPG key B8831A7013CB6817 not found due to a server or network failure.

There are a couple of things...

Your key id does not match the ID in the error message - I am def. no GPG expert but I always thought the short ID is the last part of the long ID.

So, could you please double check you use the correct GPG key?

Also, you mention you published your key to openpgp.org - the documentation at https://launchpad.net/+help-registry/openpgp-keys.html#publish mentions that you need to publish your key to hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com see https://launchpad.net/+help-registry/openpgp-keys.html#publish or https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/ImportingYourPGPKey

Could you please make sure you use the correct key and have uploaded it to the ubuntu keyserver?

If you still experience issues, please report back.

Thank you!

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