Multiple uid's vs. multiple primary keys & "master signing keys"
josh.cepek at usa.net
Mon Jun 30 19:13:30 CEST 2008
David Koppenhofer wrote:
> 1) Multiple uid's (emails) per primary key versus multiple primary keys
> I have 3 email addresses I currently use: one personal, one for foss
> development, and one for work. I could create 3 uid's associated with
> the same primary key (option A), or 3 separate primary keys with 1 uid
> each (option B).
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> * Option A has 1 encryption key, B has 3. In the 3-key scenario, if
> I'm forced to reveal encrypted messages to one of the addresses, the
> others are not automatically compromised.
Generally those who use GPG never intend to provide a 3rd party access
to an encrypted message. However, in the event you find yourself forced
to disclose a message or face legal consequences, you have the option to
disclose a specific message encrypted to you without providing your
private key. The --show-session-key option will provide the static key
used for encrypting that message without compromising any past or future
content encrypted with that key.
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