Key splitting feature?

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Sep 7 17:26:02 CEST 2001

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001 14:32:52 +0200 (CEST), Rick van Rein said:

> If not, how difficult would it be to do, and where can I find the specs
> of how it is usually done?

There are a couple of algorithms to do that.  OpenPGP does not specify
this and therefore we can't implement it.  The way NAI's PGP does it
has the drawback that both secret key parts must be used by the same
application which is not the best solution (both key owners must have
mutual trust).


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