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Shared OpenPGP Certificate Directory

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Nora Widdecke , Justus Winter
Last updated 2022-12-02 (Latest revision 2022-05-31)
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This document defines a generic OpenPGP certificate store that can be shared between implementations. It also defines a way to root trust, and a way to associate petnames with certificates. Sharing certificates and trust decisions increases security by enabling more applications to take advantage of OpenPGP. It also improves privacy by reducing the required certificate discoveries that go out to the network.


Nora Widdecke
Justus Winter

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