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Finally, `gpg` generates random data to make your key as unique as possible. Move your mouse, type random keys, or perform other tasks on the system during this step to speed up the process. Once this step is finished, your keys are complete and ready to use:
pub rsa3072 2021-02-09 [SC] [expires: 2022-02-09]
3782CBB60147010B330523DD26FBCC7836BF353A
uid John Doe (Fedora Docs) <johndoe@example.com>
sub rsa3072 2021-02-09 [E] [expires: 2022-02-09]
The key fingerprint is a shorthand signature for your key. It allows you to confirm to others that they have received your actual public key without any tampering. You do not need to write this fingerprint down. To display the fingerprint at any time, use this command, substituting your email address:
gpg --fingerprint johndoe@example.com
Your _GPG key ID_ consists of 8 hex digits identifying the public key. In the example above, the GPG key ID is `36BF353A`. In most cases, if you are asked for the key ID, you should prepend "0x" to the key ID, as in `0x36BF353A`.
Now see <<backup-gpg-keys-cli>>. Make sure to back up your revocation keys for all active keys as this allows to revoke keys in the event of lost passphrase of key compromise.