Project

General

Profile

Bug #14808

OpenPGP Applet should display key creation time instead of key ID

Added by nodens 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
10/07/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Yes
Affected tool:
OpenPGP Applet

Description

In the public key encryption interface of OpenPGP Applet, the keys are listed displaying the short hex key ID.

It doesn't really matter since it's not involved in fetching keys or the like, but it's good practice to always use the long hex keyid.

If only for the sake of consistency, OpenPGP applet should diplay long IDs too.

That said, long keyids are unsafe too (though a bit less so than short ones). Maybe we shouldn't display them at all and only show fingerprint ?


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #13602: OpenPGP Applet: rewrite key selection interface Confirmed 08/08/2017

History

#1 Updated by nodens 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #13602: OpenPGP Applet: rewrite key selection interface added

#2 Updated by nodens 2 months ago

  • Subject changed from OpenPGP Applet should display long keyid to OpenPGP Applet should display long keyid (or even only FP)

#3 Updated by nodens about 1 month ago

  • Type of work changed from Discuss to Code

This ticket was discussed during the monthly meeting (November 2017).
Here is a summary of the discussion / decision:

Discussion summary
  • It's not used for key verification, only disambiguation.
  • user should not rely on id for verification (any id).
  • seahorse-tool show short key id
  • Fingerprint here would be confusing.

Decision:

Since seahorse-tool show short key id, we should stick with that, or, preferably, display no id at all. Then we would show the key creation date for disambiguation.

#4 Updated by nodens about 1 month ago

  • Subject changed from OpenPGP Applet should display long keyid (or even only FP) to OpenPGP Applet should display key creation time instead of key ID

Also available in: Atom PDF