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is necessary the convention keys.<domain>..??

Created: 03 Oct 2013 • Updated: 03 Oct 2013 | 4 comments
rojopipe's picture
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Hi Guys,

Is absolutly necessary the convention keys.<domain> for SEMS..?

If not used, what implications might the service ..?

You need to use web messenger, messenger pdf, desktop mail, and some drive portable pgp encryption.


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Alex_CST's picture

The only implications is that other organisations will not be able to look up for key lookups.  They won't know where to look, you will need to then rely on the to put your keys.

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rojopipe's picture

Thanks Alex,

I there is a question, What would be the recommendation for a high security company that extreme is not endangered..? (Example: CIA, NASA, INTERPOL, national security agencies or any bank)


Alex_CST's picture

Even banks use this naming convention, it's quite standard.  There are no security concerns about it.  The whole point is that its accessible to external parties in order to get public keys.

But if there were major major security concerns, you can just turn it off and go back to the old fashioned way of key exchange, but i don't see any security issues with it.

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dcats's picture

The keys.domain is a convention pre-configured in Symantec Encryption Management Server. It makes life easier for administrators. Imagine that you need to contact each company asking them where to look for their public keys...

How to Configure PGP Universal Server to Automatically Search for Public Keys of External Users