Key splitting feature?
Florian.Weimer at RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Fri Sep 7 22:55:01 CEST 2001
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> writes:
> > 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).
And currently, all schemes seem to have the drawback that the merging
cannot be undone (modulo the use of a trusted third party, AFAIK).
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