[ubuntu-za] where is my gpg fingerprint?

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Thu Sep 24 17:18:53 BST 2009



Gavin wrote:
> 2009/9/24 David Robert Lewis <ethnopunk at telkomsa.net>:
>   
>> Comrades,
>>
>> I want to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. Instructions at the site ask
>> for a gpg fingerprint and suggest the following command:
>>
>> gpg --fingerprint
>>
>> But all I get is a bunch of fingerprints for ppas, none of which is
>> mine. Anybody know the correct code for printing ones gpg fingerprint?
>>
>>     
>
> Hi David,
>
> Prior to you being able to get your gpg fingerprint you first need to
> create a public/private key-pair.
>
> This can be done using the following app:-
> Applications>Accessories>Passwords and Encryption Keys, or just via
> the cli method of ssh-keygen.
>
> Once your key has been created you will see it in the output of the
> gpg --fingerprint command.
>
> To be specific you can run it as $ gpg --fingerprint <Key owner name>.
> | grep fingerprint
>
> Like so:-
>
> gavin at xl-otm:~$ gpg --fingerprint Gavin McDougall | grep fingerprint
>       Key fingerprint = 4E3A 1DFD 0EB7 4D15 8353  76A2 DF2B D8CA 99FE 41B4
>
> HTH!
>
> Cheers,
> Gavin
>
>   
I have a key, it shows up in my

Applications>Accessories>Passwords and Encryption Keys,

as afrodeity at afrodeity-desktop

but can't seem to find it using my terminal.

gpg: error reading key: public key not found

Maybe I've set it up wrong?


-DRL





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