[OTR-dev] Multiple accounts
kurt at roeckx.be
Sun Jun 30 18:51:01 EDT 2013
It seems all the client I've look at generate a key per account
that I have. Is this intentional? Why?
I would expect that if I talk to what I believe is the same
person, even if it's an other protocol that I'm using to talk,
that that person would use the same key and that I didn't have
to authenticate the person anymore. The same of course works
in both ways. If the same key is used, I can actually be sure
that I'm talking to the same person.
The only good reason I can see to have a different key is that
you don't want people to know that it's the same person.
A related issue seems to be that none of the clients I've
used seem to have a way to import or export keys. They all seem
to be using their own way to store things, and don't even seem
to have an option to protect it with a password.
So it basicly means if I have 2 applications or 2 devices,
I even and up with 2 keys for the same protocols, which to me
makes little sense.
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