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First-Party Attested Third-Party Certifications in OpenPGP

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Author Daniel Kahn Gillmor
Last updated 2024-02-19 (Latest revision 2023-08-18)
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An OpenPGP certificate can grow in size without bound when third- party certifications are included. This document describes a way for the owner of the certificate to explicitly approve of specific third- party certifications, so that relying parties can safely prune the certificate of any unapproved certifications.


Daniel Kahn Gillmor

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