STEED - Usable end-to-end encryption
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Oct 20 21:59:57 CEST 2011
On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:14, jerome at jeromebaum.com said:
> Look at how OpenID does it. I can use my personal web page if I want, or
> I can go to one of the many providers and they'll create a "profile
> page" for me. Some of them even support using my domain if I have one,
That is exactly what we want to avoid. See the footnote on page 3:
1 Using a separate provider for public key storage has the problem
that it again separates mail address and public key.
[from the user's POV].
GnuPG even supports an alternate root for the PKA lookup but it is a
solution for geeks or companies who want to sell a service to email
users. The whole point is that we don't want an optional service but
encrypted email all of a piece.
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