Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 21:04:21 EST

On 10/01/2011 06:04 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> OK, I'm taking this as "5 years is fine by us". :-)
> And the recommended procedure for rotating keys seems to be (1) generate
> a new key and (2) make as many people as you can sign it before the old
> one expires, right?

(3) revoke the old key with a status code of "no longer in use", or just
let it expire.

>> Some people have decided to opt for an unlimited key, but that
>> *requires* that you have a way to revoke the old key, which is why we
>> are considering a key revocation escrow service.
> That service will be necessary anyway in case some keys are lost or
> compromised.
> I wonder what the procedure of restoring access in case one
> has lost keys is supposed to be?

Get a new key and get it re-signed. We can work out specific details at KS.


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