Skip to content
This repository


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion.

Download ZIP
tree: 13f8dbc350
Fetching contributors…


Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

file 15 lines (11 sloc) 0.58 kb
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Keys and Subkeys

- Each subkey is a new key pair - public key / secret key
- To encrypt or sign a message you need at least one valid key
- either subkey or the primary key
- Subkey are used to build something similar to a certificate tree
- if a node is invalidated, the nodes under it are invalidated as well.
- not necessary to consider them in gpg mail
- Each key has at least one subkey which is automatically created when a new key is created


- Each uid is an identity for a key
- A uid allows the key to set a different name or a different email address or similar
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.