RFC 7929

DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) Bindings for OpenPGP, August 2016

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7929.txt
File formats:
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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Author:
P. Wouters
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dane (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7929

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Abstract

OpenPGP is a message format for email (and file) encryption that lacks a standardized lookup mechanism to securely obtain OpenPGP public keys. DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) is a method for publishing public keys in DNS. This document specifies a DANE method for publishing and locating OpenPGP public keys in DNS for a specific email address using a new OPENPGPKEY DNS resource record. Security is provided via Secure DNS, however the OPENPGPKEY record is not a replacement for verification of authenticity via the "web of trust" or manual verification. The OPENPGPKEY record can be used to encrypt an email that would otherwise have to be sent unencrypted.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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