Please. Let me identify myself with my PGP key on mastodon. Then the system can automatically help my followers find me when I change instances.

please boost my tooooot!

@admin @coffe @Gargron followers would still need to know your new account to find you when you switch…

But that aside, #PGP based authentication falls within the scope of #keyoxide. A lot of stuff needs to happen before that is implemented but at some point, it just might :)

@keyoxide @admin @Gargron if there's a will there's a way. if we also federate the key server, maybe it can be automated too ?

@coffe The SKS network is federated. It's just not really working out as it's a privacy, data and, depending on who you ask, also a security nightmare.

@keyoxide @admin @Gargron

This. With cryptography there is no need for centralised accounts anymore.

@coffe Why would you use PGP for that? You can already post a fully integrated "moving account" notice that people can use to find your new account.

@kameleonidas Moving-account notices only work if the server you're moving from still works. I'd think that followers' own servers should cache the followee's public key when follows are set up so followers can search for and validate the followee's new account if the old account is no longer accessible.

This could even be semi-automatic: “Your followee @fred@graunched.anti.social is no longer accessible but an account @fred@not-yet-graunched.net is signed by the same key. Do you want to follow that account instead?”


For starters you can just post a pgp signed pinned toot notifying that you switched instance

@coffe @keyoxide delta chat has login capabilities using openpgp and oauth2 iirc. Maybe they can join the collaboration?


I'm confused. Is the built-in "this account has moved and here's the new one" functionality insufficient in some way? I know there's deep integration with Keybase, if you don't mind using a closed source service.

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