best practice for handing over the private key

NdK ndk.clanbo at
Fri Aug 2 21:06:40 CEST 2013

Il 02/08/2013 14:25, Martin T ha scritto:

> I'm afraid this doesn't work because at the beginning I need to have
> both the private and public key in order to carry out operations in
> RIPE database. I don't see a difference if he generates the key pair,
> uploads the ASCII armored public key to RIPE public database and then
> has to send the private key and password protecting the private key to
> me.
Maybe (I don't know how RIPE database is handled) another, cleaner,
solution is possible.

Initially you "do your work" using your key (or a newly generated key).
When you're done, you replace your public key in RIPE db w/ client's one.

No secret keys need to travel and it's always clear who-did-what.


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