MIT PGP Public Key Server

Extracting a key

  1. Type the text you want to search for in the ``Search String'' box. If you want to look up a key by its hexadecimal KeyID, you have to prefix the ID with 0x
  2. Select either the ``Index'' or ``Verbose Index'' check box. The ``Verbose'' option will display signatures on keys.
  3. Press the ``Do the search!'' button.
  4. The server will return a list of keys matching the search text. The page will have links for every KeyID, and every bracket-delimited identifier (i.e. < marc@mit.edu>). Clicking on the hypertext link will display an ASCII-armored version of the public key.

Extract caveats


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