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bug#25094: Add comments to archive keys and acls

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: bug#25094: Add comments to archive keys and acls
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:13:51 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.1 (2016-10-04)

On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 06:38:12PM +0100, Hartmut Goebel wrote:
> Hi,
> the keys for authenticating an archive currently do not hold any
> comment. This makes it hard to track acls and remove certain keys if
> required.

Indeed, this makes key management a little harder than it needs to be.

> Please implement some way to add and change the comment on keys in
> /etc/guix/ and in /etc/guix/acl.
> Proposed usage when generating the key:
>   guix archive --generate-key=… --comment "store.example.com"
> Proposed usage when importing the key and overwriting any existing comment
>   guix archive --authorize --comment "store.example.com"
> For now, since we have no commands for key management, these would be
> enough IMO. Existing commenty an easily be changed in the file, so for
> now we do not need a tool for this.

I think that the comment should either be signed somehow, or the field
name should be "untrusted-comment".

OpenBSD's signify tool (which we have a port of in Guix) does this:

$ cat foo.pub
untrusted comment: Leo's example public key

Minisign, which is a 3rd party tool compatible with signify, also has
trusted comments:


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