1993-09-08 - Re: Who generates AOCE keys?

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From: “Christian D. Odhner” <cdodhner@indirect.com>
To: lefty@apple.com (Lefty)
Message Hash: 148dabca7c80bcd55d564f201cdcb9cd013ab9f44493a8a6a3f16fc0c8450c7b
Message ID: <199309081511.AA09223@indirect.com>
Reply To: <9309072243.AA09027@internal.apple.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-09-08 15:16:58 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 8 Sep 93 08:16:58 PDT

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From: "Christian D. Odhner" <cdodhner@indirect.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 93 08:16:58 PDT
To: lefty@apple.com (Lefty)
Subject: Re: Who generates AOCE keys?
In-Reply-To: <9309072243.AA09027@internal.apple.com>
Message-ID: <199309081511.AA09223@indirect.com>
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> Christian Odhner wonders:
> >
> >Well, what keeps people from makeing keys with somebody else's name/user
> >id on them and sending them in to be certified? Where is the
> >authentication from the key certifier's point of view?
> The pass phrase.
> --
> Lefty (lefty@apple.com)
> C:.M:.C:., D:.O:.D:.

And who chooses the pass phrase, and how is it transmited between parties,
and how is it linked to the keypair/user (is the key encrypted with it
like pgp?) ?
Just thinking some more... <Damn, gotta stop doin that...>  ;)

Happy Hunting, -Chris

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