Commit ced5386c authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida
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Merge branch 'doc/17183-import-gpg-key' (Closes: #17183)

parents f40c5b8f 4128f671
......@@ -17,8 +17,6 @@ With <span class="application">OpenPGP Applet</span> you can:
- [[Encrypt and sign text with a public key|encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet/public-key_cryptography]]
- [[Decrypt and verify text|encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet/decrypt_verify]]
Note that the applet doesn't manage your keys, that is done by Seahorse.
<div class="caution">
<p>If you have GnuPG keys stored in Persistence since before Tails 4.1
......@@ -27,3 +25,26 @@ configuration|doc/encryption_and_privacy/openpgp_keyserver]] to use safe
Managing your OpenPGP keys
You can manage your OpenPGP keys using the *Passwords and Keys* utility,
also called *Seahorse*.
To open the *Passwords and Keys* utility, you can either:
* Click on *OpenPGP Applet* and choose **Manage Keys**.
* Choose **Applications**&nbsp;▸ **Utilities**&nbsp;▸ **Passwords and
To list the public OpenPGP keys in your keyring:
1. Choose **GnuPG keys** in the sidebar of the **Passwords and Keys**
Importing new OpenPGP public keys
[[!inline pages="support/known_issues/import_broken_in_seahorse.inline" raw="yes" sort="age"]]
......@@ -502,6 +502,11 @@ fingerprint|doc/about/fingerprint]].
Other issues
Importing OpenPGP public keys using the *Passwords and Keys* utility does nothing
[[!inline pages="support/known_issues/import_broken_in_seahorse.inline" raw="yes" sort="age"]]
Boot Loader has display issues
Importing OpenPGP public keys using the *Passwords and Keys* utility is broken
since Tails 4.0 (October 2019). ([[!tails_ticket 17183]])
Do so on the command line instead:
1. Download the OpenPGP public key that you want to import.
1. Choose **Applications**&nbsp;▸ **System Tools**&nbsp;▸ **Terminal** to open
a *Terminal*.
1. Execute the following command to import the OpenPGP public key that you downloaded. Replace:
- <span class="command-placeholder">openpgp-public-key.asc</span> with the
path to the OpenPGP public key.
<div class="tip">
<p>If you are unsure about the path to the OpenPGP public key, you can insert the
correct path by dragging and dropping the OpenPGP public key from the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser onto the
<span class="application"> Terminal</span>.</p>
<p class="pre command">gpg --import <span class="command-placeholder">openpgp-public-key.asc</span></p>
You should get something like this:
<p class="pre command-example">gpg --import '/home/amnesia/Tor Browser/0x1DCBDC01B44427C7.asc'</p>
The output of this command should look like this:
gpg: key 0x1DCBDC01B44427C7: public key "Robert J. Hansen <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1
1. The imported OpenPGP public key does not appear in the *Passwords and Keys*
utility. But, the key should appear in the list of keys available for encryption when
[[encrypting text with a public key|doc/encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet/public-key_cryptography]]
using *OpenPGP Applet*.
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