Trying to create GPG keys which will be used for an apt repository hosted on my Centos7 box. I created a new user "apt", and then tried to create the keys, but at the very end, it states that I need a pass phrase, but then instantly closes stating cancelled by user. No it wasn't!
I have since successfully repeated these same steps root and as my standard username which happens to be in the wheels group.
- Is it a good idea to use different gpg keys for different uses such as this apt repository, and should keys ever be created as root?
- Why am I not able to create a gpg key for this user? Do I need to first create some other key for this user?
[apt@devserver ~]$ gpg --gen-key gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.22; Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Please select what kind of key you want: (1) RSA and RSA (default) (2) DSA and Elgamal (3) DSA (sign only) (4) RSA (sign only) Your selection? RSA keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long. What keysize do you want? (2048) Requested keysize is 2048 bits Please specify how long the key should be valid. 0 = key does not expire <n> = key expires in n days <n>w = key expires in n weeks <n>m = key expires in n months <n>y = key expires in n years Key is valid for? (0) 1y Key expires at Thu 12 Jul 2018 04:32:05 PM UTC Is this correct? (y/N) y GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key. Real name: somename Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Comment: You selected this USER-ID: "somename <email@example.com>" Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? O You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key. gpg: cancelled by user gpg: Key generation canceled. [apt@devserver ~]$