one key/pair for multiple email accounts
kristian.fiskerstrand at sumptuouscapital.com
Tue Jul 8 10:54:18 CEST 2014
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On 07/08/2014 10:44 AM, The Fuzzy Whirlpool Thunderstorm wrote:
>> in practice, do users of gnupg find that having multiple email
>> account id's +added to one key/pair using that key/pair to sign
>> and/or encrypt emails & files +more efficient to manage?
>> i have mulitple email accounts and in the past had generated a
>> key/pair for +each, each with its own unique passphrase. i'm
>> rethinking that approach.
>> curious how other uses in this situation manage their gnupg?
> This depends on your situation. If you want to be identified as one
> single person for all mails, you are better use one key id and add
> each mail address to your primary key as additional identities. If
> you want to hide your real identity by having multiple email
> addresses, you may create a separate identity key for each mail
> address. That's what I thought.
Wouldn't necessarily be to _hide_ anything either. I tend to use it as
a role-based approach, e.g. I have an own key for my work address
(that is barely used at all, but it _is_ available). The primary
reason for this is that I have that key located on the company
computer which is under the control of the IT department, not me, so
wouldn't want to use my own personal keys for that.
Public PGP key 0xE3EDFAE3 at hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net
fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
Seize the night
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