Key Transition Statement
I have recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one.
The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but I prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is signed by both keys to certify the transition.
The old key was:
pub rsa4096/9130CD952A289F91 2023-02-09
Key fingerprint = 91663840771CB0ADF9E3B6489130CD952A289F91
And the new key is:
pub ed25519/BC30D9572FE96AAD 2023-11-10
Key fingerprint = A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD
To fetch the full key from a public key server, you can simply do:
gpg --keyserver keys.openpgp.org --recv-key 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD'
If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:
gpg --check-sigs 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD'
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 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD'
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 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD'
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 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD' | gpg --encrypt -r 'A51A5C63D0DA50B2B64B44EBBC30D9572FE96AAD' --armor | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' <email@example.com>
Additionally, I highly 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.
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Please let me know if you have any questions, or problems, and sorry for the inconvenience.
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