[tech] coopting keybase for fun & profit
petite.abeille at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 17:03:42 GMT 2021
Food for thoughts...
This is entirely unrelated to either TLS, or TOFU, or the Gemini protocol per se. Just a possible usage convention, agreed between user-agents and participating services.
Keybase provides a well thought off platform for identity proof, with easy integration, among other things:
Plus a full-fledged toolkit:
And *nix friendly:
And open source:
Thanks Keybase for sharing!
In a nutshell, Gemini services could piggyback on Keybase to prove their identity and sign all text/gemini they emit.
User-agents could in turn validate such signed text/gemini and visually indicate the outcome (exact details skipped for brevity).
Nothing much to it actually. All the hard work has already been done by Keybase & friends :)
There is also Keybase's saltpack & sigchain:
More information about the Gemini