private key protection

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Oct 18 16:22:47 CEST 2011

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:19, rjh at said:

> Arguably we should be using 'certificate' to describe keys, but

We tried that in the Gpg4win manuals.  However it turned out that this
term as other problems when used with OpenPGP keys (ah well, keyblocks).

> honestly, that's a losing battle: the community's inertia on the subject
> of 'key' is immense.

Right.  There is a public key and there is a private (aka secret) key.
How they are made up is a technical detail.



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