• Members 5 posts
    Jan. 2, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

    Hello everyone,

    I've read about the pep trust management model which associates the pep User ID with a human, not with an email ID.
    If I understand that right, this means that I can use one key for all of my email adresses (since I'm the same human). I was wondering though, how this can deal with shared mailboxes, i.e. mailboxes that not only me but also other people are fetching at their computers. I certainly don't want them to have use the same key that I use for all of my email addresses.
    So I might be getting something wrong, but how does the trust management model work? And how can I use it if I have some private email adresses and some shared mailboxes on my client?

  • Jan. 6, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

    Dear crystalnet,

    Where did you read that? Maybe we have some misleading information in our lovely chaos ;)
    Cause it is exactly the opposite - its always associated with the eMail-ID! I hope that already replies to your other questions: If you have shared eMail addresses you might e.g. wanna share the fitting key among the group, too (thats how I do it in such cases). If you have personal emails in the same client, you keep those with your own (not-shared) key safe.

  • Jan. 6, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

    While you can use one key for all email addresses, this is not the default. pEp is generating one key per identity, which for email means for each email address you'll get one key.

  • Members 5 posts
    Jan. 7, 2021, 12:21 p.m.

    I read it here in the FAQs: www.pep.security/en/faq/
    under "What is p≡p’s Trust Management model? " it says

  • Jan. 7, 2021, 1:03 p.m.

    Actually, a pEp user can use the same key on all channels, but this is not the default. pEp is creating one key per channel by default. If one key for all channels should be used a pEp user can import the same key for each of the identities. Then this key will be used for all channels.