The WebOfTrust refers to the concept of users signing each others' PGP/GPGPublicKeys to build a network, or web, of mutual trust. This network allows you to determine KeyValidity for keys that you have not directly signed.
This is in sharp contrast to X509, which assumes a strictly hierarchical chain of authority. There are several ongoing studies into the quality of the WebOfTrust concept, such as keyanalyze.
Please note that any user can change the contents of pages on this site,
and therefore the Waikato Linux Users Group can offer no assurances that
the information is correct, and the information on this site is not
necessarily the opinion of the Waikato Linux Users Group, or any of its
members. If you have any complaints about the contents of this page,
please do not hesitate to contact the Waikato Linux Users Group, or, click
the Edit button!
Unless otherwise noted, all pages on this site are licensed under the