To configure your GitHub account to use your new (or existing) GPG key, you'll also need to add it to your GitHub account.
Before adding a new GPG key to your GitHub account, you should have:
Supported GPG key algorithms
GitHub supports several GPG key algorithms. If you try to add a key generated with an unsupported algorithm, you may encounter an error.
- EdDSA, except Ed25519
When verifying a signature, we extract the signature and attempt to parse its key-id. We match the key-id with keys uploaded to GitHub. Until you upload your GPG key to GitHub, we cannot verify your signatures.
Adding a GPG key
In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
In the user settings sidebar, click SSH and GPG keys.
Click New GPG key.
- In the "Key" field, paste the GPG key you copied when you generated your GPG key.
- Click Add GPG key.
- To confirm the action, enter your GitHub password.