From a user perspective there are many ways to secure email communication with pgp. Especially the key handling is still challenging non tekkis.

This project investigates processes techniques that are easier to handle for users by introducing hardware tokens for storing the private key.

The goal is to identify processes that can be used either inside SUSE or other companies which are running heterogeneous email infrastructure.

The following client platforms will be investigated:

  • Linux (openSUSE, SLED)
  • Windows
  • MacOS X

Also the integration with the following client and server software will be investigated:

  • Thunderbird
  • Evolution
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Groupwise

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  • duwe
    about 1 year ago by duwe | Reply

    Ideally, the hardware token runs free software. I'll look into that. https://github.com/Nitrokey/nitrokey-start-firmware

  • kbabioch
    about 1 year ago by kbabioch | Reply

    Cool project. Definitely worth evaluating. If you need support with YubiKeys in particular, let me know. I've played around with them a fair bit and am using them already for OpenPGP on Linux.

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