After a month of development, keysafe 0.20160922 is released, and ready for beta testing. And it needs servers.
With this release, the whole process of backing up and restoring a gpg secret key to keysafe servers is implemented. Keysafe is started at desktop login, and will notice when a gpg secret key has been created, and prompt to see if it should back it up.
At this point, I recommend only using keysafe for lower-value secret keys, for several reasons:
- There could be some bug that prevents keysafe from restoring a backup.
- Keysafe's design has not been completely reviewed for security.
- None of the keysafe servers available so far or planned to be deployed soon meet all of the security requirements for a recommended keysafe server. While server security is only the initial line of defense, it's still important.
Currently the only keysafe server is one that I'm running myself. Two more keysafe servers are needed for keysafe to really be usable, and I can't run those.
If you're interested in running a keysafe server, read the keysafe server requirements and get in touch.