Newbie Question: Creating a Key Server using GNUPG tools

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at
Sun Aug 27 13:38:38 CEST 2017


On 08/27/2017 11:40 AM, arznix via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Can anyone clarify whether it is possible to create a local Key Server using the
> GNUPG tools?

Not with GnuPG itself. The GnuPG project does not provide a keyserver 

Most keyservers out there are powered by a software called SKS 
(Synchronizing Key Server) [1,2].

For a local network, a LDAP-based keyserver may also be considered. The 
GnuPG wiki has a page on how to setup such a server [3].

Finally, with GnuPG modern (>= 2.1) you may choose to setup a Web Key 
Directory. This is a recently introduced approach to key distribution, 
for which GnuPG provides some tools and documentation [4,5].

Hope that helps,



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