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Re: Signer's User ID
On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 13:11:56 +0100, Ian Grigg said:
> But it recalls to mind what we do in contract issuance. In
> our model, we add strings to every keyId in the chain. These
> "roles" then inform the software of how to prepare and check
This works well when using a new key for each role.
Assuming you would add the rules as different UID to one key you can't
see from a signature which role/UID was used to sign the document.
The Signer's User ID is a solution to this; however it is far easier
to create separate keys.
> to the users. That's very important in legal work as anything
> that hides intent in special packets leads to questions as to
> whether the software was doing the right thing.