Keytypes and changing them

lusfert lusfert at
Wed Nov 9 21:04:22 CET 2005

David Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 07:17:01PM +0300, lusfert wrote:
>>Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
>>>Ok,.. I know that you can set at least the following flags to specify
>>>the purpose of a key:
>>>A - authorsation
>>>C - certification
>>>E - encryption
>>>S - signation
>>What does type "A" mean and where is it used?
> One possible (and current) use is to use an OpenPGP key for ssh
> authentication.
> David

Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> lusfert wrote:
>> What does type "A" mean and where is it used?
> It means that the key can be used for authentication,... e.g. for ssh or
> so.
> Chris.

Thanks for useful replies.

With best regards,
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