API Methods: GPG

The methods available here are for GPG key handling.


Get info about GPG keys.

This method takes an optional argument:

  • names.#: A list of GPG keys to get info for. If this is not provided, the call will return all keys for the account.

Example call:


The method returns JSON serialized info on the keys:

        "fingerprint": "aa65:abfd:ffa4:327a:6fa0:6bb1:faa1:83c3:534a:91ee",
        "has_secret": false,
        "id": 10,
        "key_id": "FAA183C3534A91EE",
        "name": "mykey"
        "fingerprint": "afd7:2cef:2aa4:b345:0304:0ab4:20ac:3539:5aaf:ffa4",
        "has_secret": true,
        "id": 1,
        "key_id": "20AC35395AAFFFA4",
        "name": "sign-key"


Import a GPG key.

  • name: Name of the GPG key. It must be unique within the account, start with an alphanumeric character and only contain lowercase letters, numbers and - or + signs.
  • material: The text representation of the key.

Example of a valid request:

    &material=-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
        Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
        -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

The following error may be raised:

  • DuplicateGPGKey: A key with same name or fingerprint already exists.
  • GPGKeyImportFailed: Key import failed.
  • MultipleGPGKey: The material contains multiple keys.
  • Unauthorised: The user is not authorised to perform the operation.

The method returns a JSON representation of the stored key:

    "fingerprint": "a404:34a3:e40c:1add:94fa:31b4:30a7:5431:a2eb:521a",
    "key_id": "30A75431A2EB521A",
    "id": 11,
    "name": "my-key",
    "has_secret": true


Remove a GPG key.

  • name: Name of the GPG key.

Example of a valid request:


The following error may be raised:

  • UnknownGPGKey: No GPG key with the specified name exists.
  • GPGKeyInUse: The GPG key is currently used by a pocket and can’t be removed.