Import keys for contacts

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Karl Lattimer

12 Sep, 2014 07:27 AM

It'd be nice if I could request that GPG keychain search all of my contacts email addresses for relevant keys and attach them.

Also is there a way of storing extra data with contacts in OSX? It'd be really cool to be able to synchronise them via iCloud and mark contacts as not having a key with a time/date so they can be re-checked later.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 19 Sep, 2014 02:45 PM

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    Hey Karl,

    thanks for the feedback.

    We've a ticket for the feature request of using the address book for a key search:

    But be aware that even if this feature becomes implemented one day, you will still have to verify the fingerprint in a non intercept-able way (phone or real life) to make sure, the key creator is indeed the person they claim to be.

    As for storing OpenPGP info in the OSX addressbook: you could use a little workaround for that. Select a contact, click "edit" and then select the left email category field and use customize to e.g. enter "Fingerprint". Then paste the fingerprint of the public key of that person into the right-side field. Save and done.

    Then you could create a smartgroup and exclude all persons with that info on their addressbook card. That then would give you a list of people who to poke about using OpenPGP.

    If this discussion get's closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 12 Dec, 2014 05:55 PM.

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