How to get your first key signed

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Thu Oct 1 17:44:00 CEST 2015

On 01/10/15 15:18, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> To put my point more plainly:  signatures on products and signatures
> on keys mean different things, and to gain trust for them works in
> different ways.

Another case where common PGP terminology is confusing. You don't really
"sign a key", you certify that a particular identity should be bound to
a key. This process uses the same algorithm as a signature, but the
semantics are different - as evidenced by the fact that [C]ertify and
[S]ign are distinct usages.


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