Two questions

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Thu Sep 15 09:12:06 CEST 2005

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Gary Graham wrote:
> I have a couple questions I have not been able to figure out on my own.
> First, and probably easiest: Is it possible to put a photo into a
> key?  I see some keys have it, but have not figured how to do it.

gpg --edit-key <keyID> addphoto

> Second: I have a Thawte Freemail certificate. I have Enigmail set to
> use it.  How do I import it, or whatever, it into my GNUpg keyring?  I
> see several have done it.

How do I say "It's more trouble than it's worth"? You have to use PGP as an
intermediate step. The CA cert on X.509 certificate is not recognized by
GnuPG 1.4.x and shows up as a signature from keyid 0x00000000. PGP will
consider the X.509 as a valid key if you import the CAs keys and sign them
as a trusted introducer.  For GnuPG to consider the X.509 RSA key material
valid you need to either sign the key with your default key or self-sign the

Unless your identity has been verified by Thawte's Assurance program, the
key will have your name as "Thawte Freemail Member" - not exactly a stand
out on the keyservers. Key prefs are another pain. Am imported Thawte cert
     Cipher: 3DES
     Digest: SHA1
     Compression: ZIP, Uncompressed

A GnuPG created key shows:
     Cipher: AES256, AES192, AES, CAST5, 3DES, IDEA
     Digest: SHA1, SHA256, RIPEMD160
     Compression: ZLIB, BZIP2, ZIP, Uncompressed
     Features: MDC, Keyserver no-modify

My last post to this list gave a brief overview. If you still want to do it,
it's best to ask for more help over on the PGP-Basics Yahoo! group.

Also, Enigmail WILL NOT use X.509 keys. You have most likely configured
S/MIME to use your Thawte certificate. That's the 'Security' tab in TB's
account settings. Enigmail is configured on the 'OpenPGP Security' tab.

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