Recommendations for handling (multiple) user IDs - personal and company ones

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Sat Jun 8 00:54:40 CEST 2013

Am Fr 07.06.2013, 22:09:01 schrieb Branko Majic:

> With my OpenPGP smart-card set-up almost done (master key on one card,

With backup? If not: Are you sure this card is going to survive for 15 years?

> What are the general recommendations on what to use the user ID for
> (i.e. which e-mail addresses)?

In addition to what Doug has said: I recommend to have one UID without email 
address. Just your name and a comment (like "everyday key on smartcard with 
offline main key; see policy URL". There is no risk of losing the 
certifications for this UID just because you don't have an email address any 

PGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5 (seit 2012-11-04)
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