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

Dominik Schürmann dominik at dominikschuermann.de
Thu Jan 16 09:58:21 EST 2014


We have looked at it, but not implemented it until now. see
https://github.com/dschuermann/openpgp-keychain/issues/132

Thanks for the pointer that Android Beam should support it. I added some
information to our bug report.

On 01/16/2014 03:33 PM, Jonathan Lidesköld wrote:
> 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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