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    No "Personal Keys"

    Hello,

    I just did my first full install of Ubuntu, but have been using it for a while, since 10.04, and for some reason under "Passwords and Keys" I do not have any personal keys. Any help?

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    Re: No "Personal Keys"

    Those keys are used to log in to remote machines, if you aren't doing so, you don't have any need of a key. If you were expecting keys to be there, and they went missing, I'm not entirely sure what to tell you.

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    Re: No "Personal Keys"

    On Launchpad.net in order to sign ubuntu's code of coduct it asks for an OpenPGP key which is found under personal keys, and I do not have anything in there.

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    Re: No "Personal Keys"

    I don't have ubuntu in front of me at this moment, so the help I can offer is limited, but you will almost certainly have to generate a new key. You should be able to do this from the passwords and keys dialog.

    Code:
    Step 1: Open Passwords and Encryption Keys.
    
    Step 2: Select File > New, select PGP Key and then follow the on-screen instructions.
    
    Now you'll see your new key listed in the Passwords and Encryption Keys tool.
    I copied those instructions from here: https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccou...tingYourPGPKey

    You may have already seen that.

    Also useful is this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto

    There is a section on how to generate a pgp key, with a variety of methods listed, just in case you have any trouble with the passwords and keys manager.

    Good luck!

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    Re: No "Personal Keys"

    Quote Originally Posted by nickajeglin View Post
    I don't have ubuntu in front of me at this moment, so the help I can offer is limited, but you will almost certainly have to generate a new key. You should be able to do this from the passwords and keys dialog.

    Code:
    Step 1: Open Passwords and Encryption Keys.
    
    Step 2: Select File > New, select PGP Key and then follow the on-screen instructions.
    
    Now you'll see your new key listed in the Passwords and Encryption Keys tool.
    I copied those instructions from here: https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccou...tingYourPGPKey

    You may have already seen that.

    Also useful is this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto

    There is a section on how to generate a pgp key, with a variety of methods listed, just in case you have any trouble with the passwords and keys manager.

    Good luck!
    Now I just feel silly, I didn't even try using the file menu's and what not! Thank you!!

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    Re: No "Personal Keys"

    No problem Glad I could help!

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