multiple keys vs multiple identities

Simon Richter Simon.Richter at
Fri Sep 24 15:36:14 CEST 2010


On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 02:15:24PM +0200, Vjaceslavs Klimovs wrote:

> If I have multiple not related e-mail accounts, is it better to create
> one key pair with multiple identities or a separate key pair for every
> account?

That depends on your use case mostly. I use a single key with multiple
identities, because it is easier to build a strong web of trust this

It'd be nice if there was a signature notation that specifies which
UID(s) this signature would be valid for.

> Is it good idea to create 4096 bit keys when creating new key pair? I
> read through archives on this mailing list, and it seems there is no
> real disadvantages of doing so.

Indeed, especially if you use subkeys for actual day-to-day use.


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