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You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key.
We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good
idea to perform some other action (type on the keyboard,
move the mouse, utilize the disks) during the prime
generation; this gives the random number generator a better
chance to gain enough entropy.
gpg: key 0xABD9088171345468 marked as ultimately trusted
public and secret key created and signed.
gpg: checking the trustdb
gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust
gpg: depth: 0 valid: 1 signed: 0 trust: 0-, 0q, 0n,
0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2015-06-06
pub 4096R/0xABD9088171345468 2014-06-06 [expires:
Key fingerprint = CBF9 1404 7214 55C5 C477 B688 ABD9
0881 7134 5468
uid [ultimate] Tyrone Slothrop
sub 4096R/0x9DB8B6ACC7949DD1 2014-06-06 [expires:
gpg --gen-key 320.62s user 0.32s system 51% cpu 10:23.26
From this example, we know that our secret key is 0xABD9088171345468 . If you end
up creating multiple keys, but use just one of them more regularly, you can edit your
gpg.conf file and add the following line:
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