trying to understand UID and subkeys
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 17:40:42 CET 2009
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Felipe Alvarez escribió:
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 12:10 AM, David Shaw <dshaw at jabberwocky.com> wrote:
>>> What do the letters to the right of the words "usage" mean? (S,C,A,E) I
>>> can only guess |S|ign, |E|ncrypt, ....
>> (S)ign: sign some data (like a file)
>> (C)ertify: sign a key (this is called certification)
>> (A)uthenticate: authenticate yourself to a computer (for example, logging
>> (E)ncrypt: encrypt data
> "S" means this key permits the owner to sign things
> "C" means that "I (felipe) have signed this key" ??
No, it means you can use it to sign other keys, yours or from other
> "E" means owner can encrypt to himself ??
It means you can encrypt and decrypt things... to yourself, or to
other people (of course you can't decrypt things encrypted to other people).
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