OpenPGP Authentication Protocol?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Dec 23 17:11:13 CET 2012

On 12/23/2012 7:01 AM, Nicholas Cole wrote:
> Is there a protocol documented anywhere for using PGP Keys for 
> client-server authentications?  I assume that various naive
> approaches have all sorts of serious problems.

Sure, but most of these documented protocols have all sorts of serious
problems, too: most of them are painfully ad-hoc. If you mean a protocol
that's undergone peer review and is considered by the community to be a
best practice, then no, I'm unaware of any. If you're able to come up
with one I hope you'll share it with the rest of us!

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