Differences: OpenPGP vs. X.509

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Jan 15 17:58:09 CET 2009

Stefan X wrote:
> Thus I am wondering if there are any efforts to synchronize or unite
> both formats?

Not that I've heard of from either WG.

PGP Corporation will allow you to import an X.509 certificate into the
WoT, but this strikes many people as a futile exercise.

> If not, which strategies/options may be appropriate to go in this way
> (e.g. embed one format into the other, using the same key parameters
> etc.)?

The best strategy right now, apparently, is "don't."

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