It's not possible to create ED25519 SSH keys

Bug #1420522 reported by Eero on 2015-02-10
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
seahorse (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There are only options for RSA and DSA keys as you can see from the attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: seahorse 3.10.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-45.74-generic 3.13.11-ckt13
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-45-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Feb 10 23:16:12 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-05-16 (270 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
SourcePackage: seahorse
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Eero (eero+launchpad) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adam Katz (khopesh) wrote :

There is information on using (but not creating) ed25519 keys in seahorse at bug 201786 and a workaround posted at

Here is the seahorse bug:
Related GNOME bugs:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package seahorse - 3.30-1

seahorse (3.30-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release (Closes: #889973)
    - Support creating SSH keys using ED25519 (LP: #1420522)
    - Remove broken help button from preferences dialog (Closes: #799435)
  * Build with meson
  * debian/docs: README is now
  * Bump libglib2.0-dev to >= 2.44 & libgtk-3-dev to >= 3.22
  * Drop unused Build-Depends on gtk-doc-tools
  * Update Vcs fields for migration to
  * Bump debhelper compat to 11
  * Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1
  * Drop all patches: applied in new release

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 19:35:11 -0400

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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