Is there a way to create an id_ed25519 (not id_ed25519.pub) file from an ed25519 keypair stored in GnuPG?
I've started keeping track of my SSH keys in GPG:
sec rsa3072 2017-12-12 [C] DDD8CEFDE281D48CBBF0C56FE2AA8C94C8A7C456 uid [ultimate] Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org> ssb rsa3072 2017-12-12 [S] ssb rsa3072 2017-12-12 [E] ssb rsa3072 2017-12-12 [A] ssb ed25519 2017-12-12 [A]
To export my public keys for use by SSH, I'm using the
--export-ssh-key option in GnuPG that's been available since 2.1. This works for both the RSA and the ed25519 keys.
$ gpg -o id_rsa.pub --export-ssh-key 5D61D0F9! $ gpg -o id_ed25519.pub --export-ssh-key 0A072B72!
(The ! forces GnuPG to use the specified subkey and not the first available authentication key.)
To export the private RSA key I've used a workflow like this:
$ gpg --export-secret-subkeys \ --export-options export-reset-subkey-passwd 0A072B72! | \ openpgp2ssh 0A072B72 > id_rsa
This creates an RSA private key that SSH can understand, but with no passphrase.
To re-add a passphrase I use:
$ ssh-keygen -p -f id_rsa
On my Windows workstation I convert the key to something PuTTY can understand with PuTTYGen.
This falls apart with ed25519 keys because
openpgp2ssh doesn't handle ed25519 keys.
From what I can tell, some people are using their GPG keyrings with SSH directly, but that won't work for me. I need the private key separated out to use with PuTTY on Windows.