GPG Key Transition

For a number of reasons, I’ve recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one.

The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but I prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one.  I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is signed by both keys to certify the transition.

The old key was:

pub   1024D/33AEDA47 2008-02-19
Key fingerprint = 7444 BFF0 7D4D ABDB A073  2395 7BCE 14BC 33AE DA47

And the new key is:

pub   4096R/A9832EBB 2011-01-28
Key fingerprint = 634C A485 0772 6F0A E3E9  5FE1 54A2 7BAD A983 2EBB

To fetch the full key, you can get it with:

wget -q -O- http://ernstfamily.ch/jonathan/gpg/jernst.gpg | gpg --import -

Or, to fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do:

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key A9832EBB

If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:

gpg --check-sigs A9832EBB

If you don’t already know my old key, or you just want to be extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above:

gpg --fingerprint A9832EBB

If you are satisfied that you’ve got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I’d appreciate it if you would sign my key:

gpg --sign-key A9832EBB

Lastly, if you could upload these signatures, I would appreciate it.
You can either send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have a functional MTA on your system):

gpg --armor --export A9832EBB | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' jonathan@ernstfamily.ch

Or you can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly:

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --send-key A9832EBB

Please let me know if there is any trouble, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks and best regards.