Ability to send certificates to public(or private) server

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Apr 30 09:15:54 CEST 2015

On Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:06, dfalko at digiflak.com said:
> Ok list-external-keys return information about cert, but how can i
> receive(download) this cert to use it with gpgsm?

They are already downloaded ;-).  You can export and import them to make
the visible but you may also use them direct.  The Assuan interface for
import as an extra option to make this for efficient.

To include those keys in a listing you use the option
--with-ephemeral-keys.  Note that those keys are removed after 3 hours.

One of the reasons for this way of importing keys is a requirement from
data protection laws which require that a search must not reqyurn too
many items.  The other is that sometime keys need to be downloaded
implicity to verify other keys.  gpgsm requires that all keys are in its
key storage. 



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