Upload just your public key to a keyserver

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24 Feb, 2012 08:46 PM

I want to upload my public key to a keyserver, that's quite easy. But GPG Keychain Access (german: GPG Schlüsselbund) just shows the (main) key-pair (public and secret in one). I'm not sure, which key will be uploaded. My Public and my secret key? My sub or my uib?
How I can can select and upload JUST the pub key?

Perhaps it's obvious for all other user, but I prefer to ask you, than revoke my key.
I use OS X 10.5 and GPG Keychain Access 0.8.13.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Feb, 2012 08:55 PM

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    Hallo Charlotte,

    das User Interface von GPG Schlüsselbund ist leider nicht immer ganz selbsterklärend.
    Dein Secret Key enthält deinen public key, deshalb wird dieser nicht nochmal extra aufgeführt.
    Wenn du den Key auf den Schlüsselserver rauflädst, dann wird NUR der öffentliche Schlüssel raufgeladen, alles andere wär natürlich fahrlässig :)

  2. 2 Posted by cfraire on 29 Feb, 2012 02:02 AM

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    As Luke has written, only public keys are uploaded to keyservers.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 29 Feb, 2012 04:14 PM

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    I think this is solved.

    Charlotte, was your problem resolved? Since we never heard back from you I assume so and am closing this discussion.

    If your problem persists and you still need help, feel free to re-open this discussion anytime.

    All the best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 29 Feb, 2012 04:14 PM.

  5. Charlotte re-opened this discussion on 29 Feb, 2012 11:51 PM

  6. 4 Posted by Charlotte on 29 Feb, 2012 11:51 PM

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    Oh, sorry for didn't answering. I thought this was an easy question.
    Thank you very much to solve it just in 10 minutes and to reply all
    the time. I enjoy GPG-mailing, it's all fine and this topic could stay


  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Luke Le on 29 Feb, 2012 11:52 PM

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    Great, thanks for the feedback :)!
    Feel free to open a new discussion if you run into problems agian.

  8. Luke Le closed this discussion on 29 Feb, 2012 11:52 PM.

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