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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 12:34:38
Message: <61ed91ae$1@news.povray.org>
I dutifully created a GPG key last October, and that was how I got my
Object Collection uploaded to GitHub.  I have been unable to do a single
damn thing with GitHub ever since, but I never posted my new
frustrations here before that initial key expired.

Now, the Git push will not accept my new key, which I created under
instruction from GitHub.  It keeps asking for my old expired key.  I
can't figure out how to get it to accept the new key.  I'm effectively
locked out of my GitHub account.

The security seems to be handled by kwallet on my GNU/Linux/KDE system.
I have never been able to figure out how kwallet works.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ANY OF THIS SHIT WORKS!

Is my life getting easier yet?


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From: jr
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 12:50:00
Message: <web.61ed94f3b38070f5ea8869266cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> I dutifully created a GPG key last October, ...
> The security seems to be handled by kwallet on my GNU/Linux/KDE system.
> I have never been able to figure out how kwallet works.

on my machines GPG keys are stored in '~/.gnupg/', but I do not use KDE.


regards, jr.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 13:08:01
Message: <61ed9981$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-01-23 13:48 (-4), jr wrote:
> 
> on my machines GPG keys are stored in '~/.gnupg/', but I do not use KDE.

I found that directory.  What do I do with it?

I see a couple of files that are time-stamped with the dates from my
first key last October, plus a bunch of other stuff that I don't know
what to do with.


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From: jr
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 15:05:00
Message: <web.61edb3c0b38070f5ea8869266cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> On 2022-01-23 13:48 (-4), jr wrote:
> > on my machines GPG keys are stored in '~/.gnupg/', but I do not use KDE.
>
> I found that directory.  What do I do with it?
>
> I see a couple of files that are time-stamped with the dates from my
> first key last October, plus a bunch of other stuff that I don't know
> what to do with.

I guess you'll also have found the 'gpg' program?  you can list keys + could
export the one you need.  how you then use that with GitHub, no idea.


regards, jr.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 15:57:58
Message: <61edc156$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-01-23 16:00 (-4), jr wrote:
> 
> I guess you'll also have found the 'gpg' program?  you can list keys + could
> export the one you need.  how you then use that with GitHub, no idea.

I did not realize such a program existed, but I just checked, and the
program is on my system.  I did a gpg -k, and other than my email
address, I have no idea what I'm looking at.


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From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 23 Jan 2022 20:05:00
Message: <web.61edfa7bb38070f5afe6ae3e89db30a9@news.povray.org>
Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> I dutifully created a GPG key last October, and that was how I got my
> Object Collection uploaded to GitHub.  I have been unable to do a single
> damn thing with GitHub ever since, but I never posted my new
> frustrations here before that initial key expired.
>
> Now, the Git push will not accept my new key, which I created under
> instruction from GitHub.  It keeps asking for my old expired key.  I
> can't figure out how to get it to accept the new key.  I'm effectively
> locked out of my GitHub account.
>
> The security seems to be handled by kwallet on my GNU/Linux/KDE system.
> I have never been able to figure out how kwallet works.
>
> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ANY OF THIS SHIT WORKS!
>
> Is my life getting easier yet?

What operating system are you using ?

Are you able to log into to your account via the GitHub web interface ? Here:

https://github.com/your-account-name

If so, then you can go to this page to administrate the SSH and GPG keys
associated with your GitHub account:

https://github.com/settings/keys

You can try to add another key. If you are using Linux or Windows 10/11 or
MacOS, then I suggest that you add a new SSH key to your GitHub account.

A private and a public ssh key can be created e.g. like this both in Linux,
MacOS and a recent Windows 10 (and perhaps in Windows 11):

    ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096

You need to upload the contents of "id_rsa.pub".

It will be here in Linux:

    ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

- and perhaps here in Windows 10/11:

    %USERPROFILE%\.ssh\id_rsa.pub

There's some more information here:

"SSH keypair setup for GitHub (or GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket, etc, etc)"
https://gist.github.com/xirixiz/b6b0c6f4917ce17a90e00f9b60566278

If you have a not-so-recent Windows 10 installation, you may have to enable the
optional OpenSSH client.

--
Tor Olav
http://subcube.com
https://github.com/t-o-k


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From: jr
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 24 Jan 2022 03:25:00
Message: <web.61ee614db38070f5ea8869266cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> On 2022-01-23 16:00 (-4), jr wrote:
> >
> > I guess you'll also have found the 'gpg' program?  you can list keys + could
> > export the one you need.  how you then use that with GitHub, no idea.
>
> I did not realize such a program existed, but I just checked, and the
> program is on my system.  I did a gpg -k, and other than my email
> address, I have no idea what I'm looking at.

(ah, there you have me.  I cannot look at your screen.  :-))

I trust you've solved your problem by now, if not:

  $ gpg --list-keys

you should see which key you're after by looking at the 3rd (space-separated)
field, the date of creation.  its first field should read 'pub'(lic).  the
second field is a slash separated compound, use the number after the slash to:

  $ gpg --export theNumber > the_file_to_use_on_github

never needed to do this, so check out the export comments re '-armor' option and
sending keys.

<https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html>

fwiw, TOK's ""SSH keypair setup for GitHub" link looks v good.  had not known
you can use ssh keys too, recommend you switch from 'gpg' to 'ssh' at some point
(easier to use + manage).


regards, jr.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 30 Jan 2022 10:47:13
Message: <61f6b301@news.povray.org>
On 2022-01-23 21:01 (-4), Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> 
> What operating system are you using ?

openSUSE Leap 15.5 GNU/Linux

> Are you able to log into to your account via the GitHub web interface ? Here:
> 
> https://github.com/your-account-name

Yes.

> If so, then you can go to this page to administrate the SSH and GPG keys
> associated with your GitHub account:
> 
> https://github.com/settings/keys

Yes.  Strangely, is says there are no keys associated with my account.
So where are all those keys I had been setting up through the link that
GitHub emailed to me every month?

> You can try to add another key. If you are using Linux or Windows 10/11 or
> MacOS, then I suggest that you add a new SSH key to your GitHub account.

I was using GPG because that's what was in the instructions I got from
GitHub after they discontinued password pushing.  Are there advantages
or disadvantages to one system over the other?

Thanks for your attention.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 30 Jan 2022 11:02:13
Message: <61f6b685@news.povray.org>
On 2022-01-24 04:20 (-4), jr wrote:
> 
> I trust you've solved your problem by now,

Of course not!  Whatever gave you that idea?  I was just taking a break
from the frustration.

> if not:
> 
>   $ gpg --list-keys

----------[BEGIN SCREEN OUTPUT]----------
/home/ricky/.gnupg/pubring.kbx
------------------------------
pub   rsa2048 2021-10-06 [SCEA]
      SomeBigNumberIDontThinkIShouldPostHere
uid           [ultimate] Ricky <my### [at] emailaddress>
sub   rsa2048 2021-10-06 [SEA]
-----------[END SCREEN OUTPUT]-----------

> you should see which key you're after by looking at the 3rd (space-separated)
> field, the date of creation.

The date I'm seeing is for the long-expired key from last October.  I
see no sign of the keys that GitHub had me set up since.

>  its first field should read 'pub'(lic).  the
> second field is a slash separated compound, use the number after the slash to:
> 
>   $ gpg --export theNumber > the_file_to_use_on_github

I see no slash anywhere in the output.

> 
> fwiw, TOK's ""SSH keypair setup for GitHub" link looks v good.  had not known
> you can use ssh keys too, recommend you switch from 'gpg' to 'ssh' at some point
> (easier to use + manage).

I guess I'll look into it... I guess.  If I switch over, will it confuse
GitHub?

Thanks for trying to help out.


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From: jr
Subject: Re: How do I use a new GPG key?
Date: 30 Jan 2022 11:35:00
Message: <web.61f6bd3fb38070f5ea8869266cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> On 2022-01-24 04:20 (-4), jr wrote:
> >
> > I trust you've solved your problem by now,
>
> Of course not!  Whatever gave you that idea?  I was just taking a break
> from the frustration.

:-)


> > ...
> >  its first field should read 'pub'(lic).  the
> > second field is a slash separated compound, use the number after the slash to:
> >
> >   $ gpg --export theNumber > the_file_to_use_on_github
>
> I see no slash anywhere in the output.

I have no use for 'gpg' apart from s/ware downloads/installs.  but this is what
I see, for the distribution's key:

root@crow:~# gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.21
  ...

root@crow:~# gpg --list-keys
/root/.gnupg/pubring.gpg
------------------------
pub   1024D/40102233 2003-02-26 [expires: 2038-01-19]
uid                  Slackware Linux Project <sec### [at] slackwarecom>
sub   1024g/4E523569 2003-02-26 [expires: 2038-01-19]

not sure why the format of the second field differs.  sorry.


regards, jr.


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