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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000455||Main CAcert Website||GPG/PGP||public||2007-10-18 14:09||2013-01-14 21:48|
|Fixed in Version||2007|
|Summary||0000455: GPG key without E-mail address cannot be signed|
|Description||When I try to sign a gpg-key which has no email address included, it does not work.|
I asked the support staff about this and Philipp Gühring assured me that CaCert "wants to support signing PGP-keys without an email address as
I know that it is common and recommended to add an email address to your gpg key, but it is not required by gpg itself and in my opinion there are several reasons why I do not want to do this.
To sum it up, the spam-issue is a major problem: Uploading a key to a keyserver with an email address included gives you plenty of unwanted spam mails. Secondly I may change my email address from time to time and do not want to alter the key because this would render signatures invalid - while you can easily re-certify your key at cacert.org, other CAs do not allow this. (therefore they (for instance Ct CA) do not require an email address in the public key at all).
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While the GPG-signing system is up and working again, it does still not sign free-form user-IDs.
As far as I can tell the name and email address on every user-ID is checked by CAcert. Why not simply allowing user-IDs with the correct name but no email? I think the output-screen is a bit broken, too, because the freeform UID isn't listed at all.
||Seems to be working by now.|
||Problem has been fixed.|
|2007-10-18 14:09||janst||New Issue|
|2007-10-18 15:18||pc||Relationship added||related to 0000447|
|2007-10-24 05:09||evaldo||Relationship added||related to 0000460|
|2007-11-17 19:50||janst||Note Added: 0000955|
|2007-11-25 09:22||janst||Note Added: 0000960|
|2007-11-25 14:21||Sourcerer||Status||new => closed|
|2007-11-25 14:21||Sourcerer||Note Added: 0000961|
|2007-11-25 14:21||Sourcerer||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2007-11-25 14:21||Sourcerer||Fixed in Version||=> production|
|2013-01-14 21:48||Werner Dworak||Fixed in Version||=> 2007|