#349 new

simple backup option for revocation certificate and sec/pub key

Reported by steve | August 19th, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Creating a revocation certificate for every new key is nice. But does not cover the case of a stolen laptop (and no backup of course).

So to prevent this

  1. once key creation is finished, show an informative dialog to the user explaining why a backup of sec/pub key and the revocation certificate of that key is essential and super duper ultra mega important. Explain why it is important to keep the backup on a USB drive or another external location in case of stolen computer.
    • show a dialog → Create Backup | No
    • Create Backup → creates a zip file with KeyID including sec/pub key + rev cert and displays file browser to select target location for backup
  2. Backup option in Key menu
    • the above steps could also be triggered for all sec/pub keys via menubar > Key > Backup my keys

Once this exists, we should consider adding this as a set in the setup wizard after key creation.

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