→Description: update link to SKS
== Description ==
keys.sugarlabs.org is an OpenPGP [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_server_(cryptographic) key server] powered by the [
http:// code. google.com/ p/sks-keyserver / SKS] keyserver software.
We use [http://www.monkeysphere.info Monkeysphere] to allow users to [http://web.monkeysphere.info/doc/service-authentication-ssh/ authenticate our SSH host keys] using their PGP web of trust. Future plans include [http://web.monkeysphere.info/doc/ssh-user-authentication managing user keys] (authorized_keys) as well. Monkeysphere regularly searches for and fetches (potential) [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880 OpenPGP] keys for all users to check for new and/or revoked keys, which causes some load on keyservers. In order not to annoy operators of (other) public keyservers, we run our own. As a nice side effect we contribute back to the OpenPGP community by being [http://sks-keyservers.net/status/info/keys.sugarlabs.org part of] the [http://sks-keyservers.net/overview-of-pools.php SKS keyserver pool], similar to what we do for [[Service/time|NTP]].