[Cryptography] Key management, key storage. (was Re: prism proof email, namespaces, and anonymity)

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sat Sep 14 12:46:20 EDT 2013

On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:23:40 +0100 Max Kington
<mkington at webhanger.com> wrote:
> The keys. This to me is the critical point for widespread adoption,
> key management. How do you do this in a way that doesn't put people
> off immediately.

You don't seem to be entirely talking about key management, given
that you talk about mailpile and parley. Parley seems to be simply
talking about *key storage* for example, which is a different kettle
of fish.

However, on the topic of key management itself, my own proposal was
described here:


In summary, I proposed a way you can map IDs to keys through pure
long term observation/widely witnessed events. The idea is not
original given that to some extent things like Certificate
Transparency already do this in other domains.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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