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SOLVED - How do I add gpg keys from Windows 10 and WSL

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I have been trying to add a GPG key created on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) platform.  I have created keys as per these instructions with both GPGv1 and GPGv2.  They keys are created perfectly fine but I cant add them to GitHub.  When I try to add a new GPG key as instructed in this help article I keep getting an error informing me that there was an "error doing that" and when the page reloads after save, they key hasnt been added.


I have a working GPG key that I added from my Mac but thats obviously just for use on that machine.  However, I also use WSL, Windows 10 and Debian 8 server.  I need to be able to use my GPG signature on all systems.


Can anyone offer any help.  How do I add GPG keys from WSL and Windows 10?




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Re: How do I add gpg keys from Windows 10 and WSL

One thought crossed my mind.  Can I use the same email address on multiple GPG keys?  Come to think of it, maybe not.  I will try changing the email and doing it again.

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Re: SOLVED - How do I add gpg keys from Windows 10 and WSL

This has not been solved.  It had to do with the way Win10 pastes stuff.  To fix this I had to use pastebin, paste into their then correct the formatting - copy as plain text and then paste as plain text into the field in Github settings for adding a new GPG key.