[guardian-dev] Getting keys into your keyring with Gnu Privacy Guard for Android

Jonathan Lidesköld jonathan.lideskold at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 09:33:06 EST 2014


That could be done easily using the Android Beam API.

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner
<hans at guardianproject.info> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the correction, I updated it.  Did you look at all at using NFC to
> set up a bluetooth connection for transmitting the whole key?  That is
> apparently the recommended way to do it on Android, but I haven't tried it yet.
>
> .hc
>
> On 01/16/2014 04:34 AM, Dominik Schürmann wrote:
>> Hey Hans,
>>
>> nice writeup, and thanks for mentioning our project "OpenPGP Keychain".
>>
>> A small correction: We are transmitting the whole key via NFC not just
>> the ID. In my tests this worked without problems, but I have to admit
>> that large keys take some time to transmit while you have to hold both
>> devices together the whole time.
>>
>> Tech details (could be interesting): We registrered the mime type
>> "application/pgp-keys" for NDEF_DISCOVERED (see
>> https://github.com/dschuermann/openpgp-keychain/blob/master/OpenPGP-Keychain/AndroidManifest.xml#L266).
>> If you use the same mime type, it should be possible to share keys from
>> GPG4Android to OpenPGP Keychain and vice versa.
>>
>> Regards
>> Dominik
>>
>> On 01/15/2014 10:46 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>
>>> I finally published on this howto that I had in the works.  It covers all the
>>> ways to import OpenPGP keys and keyrings using Gnu Privacy Guard on Android:
>>>
>>> https://guardianproject.info/2013/12/06/getting-keys-into-your-keyring-with-gpg-for-android/
>>>
>>> Questions, comments, feedback appreciated!
>>>
>>> .hc
>>>
>>>
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