WKD: User ID filtering

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at intevation.de
Thu Jun 21 10:49:48 CEST 2018


On Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:21:21 AM CEST Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:16, gnupg-devel at gnupg.org said:
> > Is that flag used for anything or just informational?
> It can be read out and will eventually be used for key validation
> heuristics.  Option --with-key-origin and in the --with-colons output
> fields 19 and 20 of uid and pub records.

In gpgme it is also available since 1.10.0 ;-)

> > Because fetching via WKD at least "validates" the e-mail part and this
> > information is useful.

As an example, I'm using that flag for "Automatic Encryption" in GpgOL. It will 
see a userid as acceptable for automatic encryption if it has either marginal 
validity (when TOFU is not used) or if it came from WKD.

Best Regards,

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