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AmrithVengalath / gpg-ssh-setup.md
Created Feb 13, 2021 — forked from mcattarinussi/gpg-ssh-setup.md
A setup guide to use a personal gpg key for ssh authentication
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GPG - SSH setup

Generating the master key

Here we create the master key. We want only Certify capability: we use the master key only to create the subkeys, Sign - Encrypt - Authenticate capabilities will be assigned to the subkeys.

Run the following command to start the master key generation process. Select the set your own capabilities creation process (type 8)

  ▶ gpg --full-generate-key --expert
  gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.9; Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.