On Wed, August 13, 2014 12:01 pm, David Leon Gil wrote:
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Derek Atkins <derek(_at_)ihtfp(_dot_)com>
I am suggesting a *NEW* I-D (which will hopefully be progressed into an
RFC) that would extend RFC4880 and loosen the v4 key restrictions in
section 12.1 that require a UserID+Self-Signature on a Primary Key.
So, any other comments?
I support the proposal so far as it concerns *encryption* keys as primary
keys; I'd prefer if the MUST support were limited to ECDH keys.
I don't really see much point in permitting *signing* keys without a
proof-of-possession. (If the key isn't able to sign a PoP, what can it
While I consider this a reasonable restriction, in my use case there is no
need for self-certification. Devices don't have self-identities, only the
keys; identities are supplied by third parties. However I am willing to
make it a "SHOULD Self-Certify" for a key that is capable of signatures to
make it clear that in the general case you should still self-sign when you
Does that work for you?
Derek Atkins 617-623-3745
Computer and Internet Security Consultant
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