Robbat2 (robbat2) wrote in suggestions,
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PGP/GPG upload interface needs a file upload instead of only a textbox, to help with large keys.

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PGP/GPG upload interface needs a file upload instead of only a textbox, to help with large keys.

Short, concise description of the idea
The management page for PGP keys only has a large textbox, making usage of large keys a pain. I would like a file upload box added.

Full description of the idea
First, see the PGP management page here: http://www.livejournal.com/manage/pubkey.bml

For users with large PGP/GPG keys, repeatedly copying and pasting gets to be a problem. My key, in the ascii-armoured format expected, is 50kb in size.

My Linux pastebuffer is less than 50kb in size, forcing me to make multiple passes for including me key.

I would like a file upload box to be added, so users could simply export their GPG ascii-armoured key to a file, and upload that file.

gpg --ascii --export 0x(KEYID) >gpg.ascii.key

An ordered list of benefits
  • Ease of use for PGP keys is improved.
  • Remove danger of mispasting a key and having it invalid, and thus not usable for email postings.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Users might upload a non-ascii armoured version.
  • Users might upload their entire public keyring accidently.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Include the commandline for dumping the ASCII-armoured key to a file in the display for a user.
  • Warn them about not uploading the non-ascii version or their entire public keyring.
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