I’ve set up a new OpenPGP key and will be transitioning away from my old one.
My old key is valid for about another six months however I’d prefer all correspondence to come to the new one from now on. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This post is signed by both keys to certify the transition.
My old key was:
pub 1024D/0x5CB47B59375422A6 2006-02-23 [expires: 2014-11-10]
Key fingerprint = 7F0D 81CA 1630 8179 CC31 B364 5CB4 7B59 3754 22A6
My new key is:
pub 4096R/0x2227CBD64C497218 2014-05-16 [expires: 2017-05-15]
Key fingerprint = C045 AD3B B3A4 865D BA02 C2EB 2227 CBD6 4C49 7218
To fetch the new key directly from me you can do:
wget -q -O- https://richardskingdom.net/publickey.asc | gpg --import -
To fetch it from a public key server:
gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-key '0x2227CBD64C497218'
The key is also available on keybase.io.
If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:
gpg --check-sigs '0x2227CBD64C497218'
If you don’t already know my old key, or you just want to be double extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above:
gpg --fingerprint '0x2227CBD64C497218'
If you are satisfied that you’ve got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I’d appreciate it if you would sign my key. You can do that by issuing the following command:
NOTE: if you have previously signed my key but did a local-only signature (lsign), you will not want to issue the following, instead you will want to use –lsign-key, and not send the signatures to the keyserver
gpg --sign-key '0x2227CBD64C497218'
I’d like to receive your signatures on my key. You can either send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have a functional MTA on your system):
gpg --export '0x2227CBD64C497218' | gpg --encrypt -r '0x2227CBD64C497218' --armor | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can upload them directly to a keyserver:
gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --send-keys '0x2227CBD64C497218'
I recommend that you implement a mechanism to keep your key material up-to-date so that you obtain the latest revocations and other updates in a timely manner. You can do regular key updates by using parcimonie to refresh your keyring. Parcimonie is a daemon that slowly refreshes your keyring from a keyserver over Tor. It uses a randomized sleep, and fresh Tor circuits for each key. The purpose is to make it hard for an attacker to correlate the key updates with your keyring.
I also recommend checking out the Riseup GPG best practices doc, from which I stole most of the text for this transition message 😉
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems – and sorry for the inconvenience.