Key with no signing possibilities
Sat Nov 2 18:20:02 2002
David Shaw wrote:
>>I think this is a stupid question, but: is it possible to make a key for
>>encryption only - without signing possibilities?
>>Of course, I can do almost everything by hand - for example - not using
>>signing possibilities of standard key, but some MUA-s can't.
>>"Always have 2 different public keys one for signing and one for
>>encrpytion (and never swap their roles)" --Newton-Hammet
> Most OpenPGP "keys" are actually two different keys stuck together -
> one signing key, and one encryption key. It is technically possible
> to make an encrypt-only key (which would be a single key), but this is
> unusual enough that it may not be widely supported.
Thank You for answer, I think, I'll understand it. By the way:
"Never sign messages, only secure hashes of messages. (I think GnuPG
does this by default)" --Newton-Hammet