self signed keys

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Aug 14 11:24:08 CEST 2013

On Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:09, axel.braun at said:

> So where is it specified that a key has to be self-signed?

The self-signature binds the user id to the actual key.  Thus it is
necessary to have a self-signature.  The OpenPGP standard does not
specify any trust model but merely specifies methods which can be used
to implement a trust model.



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