get OpenPGP pubkeys authenticated using German personal ID

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed May 31 16:55:05 CEST 2023

Governikus provides the online service for authenticating your OpenPGP key on 
behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This 
online service compares the name read from your ID card, your electronic 
residence permit or eID card for citizens of the European Union with the name 
specified in your OpenPGP key. If the names match, your public key is 
electronically signed by Governikus, confirming the match. 

interesting, kind of cool.

Obviously they cannot authenticate the email address
so once I have a common name, we get collisions?


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