authentication subkey

Jameson Rollins jrollins at
Thu Oct 21 15:39:28 CEST 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:24:13 +0200, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> Regarding ssh, there is no actual need for gpg.  You can use it but it
> is not required because usually you import an existing ssh key into
> gpg-agent.

Hi, Werner.  There is need for authentication subkeys with Monkeysphere
[0].  The point of Monkeysphere is to use OpenPGP and the Web of Trust
as a PKI for ssh.  So it therefore uses OpenPGP authentication subkeys
as ssh keys, affording users the ability to set expiration dates on
them, expire them, more easily rekey them, etc.


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