Different signing & encryption keys

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Aug 12 21:05:07 CEST 2014

On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:50, psusi at ubuntu.com said:
> We used to use different keys for signing and encrypting ( DSA & El
> Gammel ), but these days just seem to use a single RSA key by default.

That is not the case.  GnuPG creates an RSA signing key and an RSA
encryption subkey by default.  These are different keys because the
common wisdom is to use one key for one purpose.



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