GnuPG in universities

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Mon Jun 11 19:51:01 2001

Niklas <> writes:

> does anybody have experience with GnuPG (and email-frontends)
> used in computer-pools for example in universities (Windows and Linux) ?
> I'd like to know wether
> - there are already universities supporting PKE-infrastructure, especiallly in Germany
The University of Stuttgart has been experimenting with an PGP-2.6.x-based PKI for some time now.
> - how problems with those shared computers and secret keys are managed
Our CA policy merely states that every user is responsible for his own keys. From the CA point of view, we cannot do much about this, and the fundamental problems with multi-user systems cannot be solved anyway, so the situation is quite hopeless.
> - there are already keyservers in universities
We run a keyserver for the keys signed by our CA; however, it is currently more or less out of order. -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898