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Authenticate Open PGP keys with the online ID function

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To authenticate your PGP key, you will need your ID card or electronic residence permit with activated online ID function, a card reader or an NFC-enabled end device and the AusweisApp.

After your ID card or electronic residence permit has been read, your public key is verified and signed.

To keep the potential for misuse low, an electronic signature without trust level is applied. You will then receive the signed PGP key matching your selected user ID in your e-mail inbox.

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Safe

You can use a PGP key to encrypt or sign messages and files. By authenticating your key, the sender of an encrypted message to you or the recipient of a message you sign can be sure that they are communicating with you and not a third party.

Simply

With the online ID function, you can easily authenticate your public PGP key. All you need is your online ID card, the federal AusweisApp and a suitable card reader or NFC-enabled smartphone.

Quick

You can easily authenticate your PGP public key from home. With the online credential function, this process takes only a few minutes. The service is provided by Governikus on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Authenticate OpenPGP keys

Governikus authenticates your PGP key by signing it with the key of the Governikus signature service. This is possible at: https://pgp.governikus.de
The data of the signature key are:
User ID: Governikus OpenPGP Signature Service (online credential function).
Date of issue: 2015-03-12 15:11
Key length: 4,096 bit
Type: RSA

Key identifier (short): A4BF43D7
Key identifier (long): 5E5CCCB4A4BF43D7

Fingerprint: 864E 8B95 1ECF C04A F2BB 233E 5E5C CCB4 A4BF 43D7

You can download the public key here as an .asc file.

To verify the signature, import it into your PGP key management. Optionally, you can trust the Governikus signature key there afterwards to trust other PGP keys authenticated by our signature service. If you wish, you can also sign the signature key yourself.

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

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J5psTXh3a8kbe5IllA==
=GUX8
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

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