GPG Keychain: Why is there still no way to create ECC keys via the GUI?

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Brian Recchia

19 Jun, 2019 06:08 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems? GPG Keychain

Attach a screenshot of the version info for all installed components (how to: https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/kb/faq/where-can-i-find-version-info...): I’m not going to attach a screenshot. I’m using the latest beta, and I know this feature is in Stable but is not in the GUI, hence my issue report.

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible. I attempt to create a key, and if I open Advanced options the options for “Key type” do NOT contain support for ECC.

What did you expect instead It’s 2019. I expected to be able to create ECC keys without going to the terminal. gpg has supported ECC for many years, and GPGTools has supported it in stable since 2017.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Jun, 2019 09:44 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    we are following what GnuPG does by default on that point. We absolutely agree that it is time to start migrating users to ECC keys, but unfortunately at the moment that could still lead to incompatibilities, since not all OpenPGP implementations support ECC keys.

    We hope to have better news in the near future and will consider creating ECC keys via GUI at least as an advanced/experimental feature.

    Thank you for your input.

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