• Members 4 posts
    Oct. 1, 2018, 11 p.m.

    Hi there,

    I'd like to be able to exchange private keys, so I'll be able to read/encrypt emails from a specific email address (IMAP) on both desktop and mobile phone.

    I wasn't able to find an export option for my private key that the app generated. Is there a way to get it out of it to use in Thunderbird?
    If that's not possible, is there a way to generate a private key in Thunderbird/Enigmail and import into the app? Which kinds of keys are supported? (no password, I guess? Anything else to take into account?)


  • Oct. 2, 2018, 7:07 a.m.

    Have you tried following these steps yet? https://www.pep.security/docs/android.html#key-import

    The more automated keysync will become part of Enigmail/pEp, the Outlook Plugin, the IOS-App and the Android-App in the near future.
    We will also offer a simple import from the filesystem upon request by various users soon.

    Protection of keys should be done by encrypting the device storage, so we prefer keys without passphrases.

  • Members 4 posts
    Oct. 2, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

    Thank you for your reply, @Shelburn !

    More specifically (for others who look for a solution), it's this section.

    So, which kinds of PGP keys are supported by the Android app (from fdroid)? I will generate a new key, but I need to know whether it's going to be usable.

    Does the app also handle the revoking? (I think it sends the key to the keyserver automatically)

  • Oct. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

    KeyServers are not used by default and if you enable keyserver lookup keys are only read.

  • Members 4 posts
    Oct. 3, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

    Ah, that's good to know. So I don't need to revoke my unsuccessfully created keys, that's good. Thank you!

    I guess I can find out about the type of key that is accepted myself, by analyzing the public key that is sent from pep to my other mail account... Someone told me that the openssl library could help me identify its properties, so I can reproduce it for generating a key for import.

  • Oct. 3, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

    Depends wether enigmail-pep & pep4Outlook on the desktop or pep4android/pep4ios create the key, it will be a 2048bit or 4096 bit rsa key

  • Members 4 posts
    Oct. 3, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

    Thank you again for your reply. As the last lineage update has shredded my device, I'll get back to this later, if it can be recovered... :-/