#12 Trusted Buddy Keys - How to use

John Simon

I could not find info on how to use Trusted Buddy
Keys. Please let me know where to look.



  • Bill Tompkins

    Bill Tompkins - 2006-06-07

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    I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. The Trusted
    Buddy Keys tab in the preferences shows the Key Fingerprint
    for all of the keys that you have accepted with "Accept and
    Save" (and are also stored in the known_keys file in your
    .gaim directory). In order to verify that there isn't a
    "man-in-the-middle" attack, you should check that
    fingerprint with your buddy (from his "Local Keys" tab) and
    make sure they match.

    The "Copy Fingerprint to Clipboard" button is a convenient
    way to paste it into an email, for example.


  • Bill Tompkins

    Bill Tompkins - 2006-06-07
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