OpenPG/X.509 interoperability

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Nov 2 08:46:46 CET 2005

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 19:56:25 +0100 (CET), Henning Hucke said:

> X.509 as well as OpenPGP are just package aroung the product. You can 
> use the private and public keys themselfs to package them as OpenPGP or 
> X.509. So this way you can have one and the same key pair to work in 
> both worlds.

Sure, put this is more or less pointless as the
certificates/key-signatures are different.  If you however have just
one smart card you might want to use that key for both formats.  That
is still an item on my todo list.



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