Using DANE to Associate OTR public keys with email addresses

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The Off-The-Record Messaging protocol (OTR) exchanges public keys in- band. This document describes how to use DANE to securely associate an Instant Message user identified by their email address with an OTR public key. This association helps to authenticate users and protect against MITM attacks.


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