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Import of existing PGP keys #98
If i try to import my existing set of pgp key, i receive the following message over adb:
Are there limitations for existing keys?
In general, Delta Chat should support "common" private key formats, however, it is unlikely that we will support 100% of all private keys of any sources. This is also not the main focus of Delta Chat (if fact, the large majority of the Delta Chat users will not have any key before they start using Delta).
However, we try to support private keys from other sources as good as possible. And of course, we do not want bugs here.
I have a concrete private key that does not work at the moment, I will check this key these days - maybe this key has the same issue as your key.
In any case it may help if you can reproduce the behavior with another private key that you can post here. This would help us massively in testing.
i've tried once again to import my 2048bit key created with enigmail without sucess.
To avoid problems with the password, i've tried
and also with the asc armor option
It sill does not accept the key:
Any advices or ideas?
Thanks in advance
@Caliandroid i am not sure if the given command removes the password from the key; a quick duckduckgo-search shows options as "export-reset-subkey-passwd", see https://duckduckgo.com/?q=gpg+remove+password
However, even if you are really sure you have no password in the key, to fix this issue, we would need reproducible steps to create a key with similar problems.
enter existing passphrase
DeltaChat was now able to import the key
i've set a new passphrase afterwards to lock my key on the desktop computer again.