[jitsi-users] Manage OTR Keys


#1

Hi!

I have already asked on IRC, but received no reply. Is there in Jitsi a
way to import and / or export OTR keys? I consider it an important
feature in order to allow users to have consistent keys across several
devices and thus easily authenticate correspondants when using OTR.

Thank you,

Daniele


#2

I have already asked on IRC, but received no reply. Is there in Jitsi a
way to import and / or export OTR keys?

No, unfortunately not.

I consider it an important
feature in order to allow users to have consistent keys across several
devices and thus easily authenticate correspondants when using OTR.

It's not for lack of wanting it, but rather that nobody spent time to
develop it. However, this project might help you:
https://github.com/guardianproject/keysync

Thank you,
Daniele

Ingo


#3

I have already asked on IRC, but received no reply. Is there in Jitsi a
way to import and / or export OTR keys?

No, unfortunately not.

Oh, shame! But thanks for the answer.

It's not for lack of wanting it, but rather that nobody spent time to
develop it. However, this project might help you:
https://github.com/guardianproject/keysync

Thanks, looking at it! And about the feature? Is it on anybody's todo
list, is it on the plans, has the question been asked to the devs if
anyone is willing to implement it and to set an ETA? And if not, what
can I do to help, provided that I don't code?

Daniele


#4

However, this project might help you:
https://github.com/guardianproject/keysync

Interesting indeed! Still, it doesn't address the average user: to
complicated just to install, while Jitsi is the perfect Pidgin/Adium
replacement for just everyone, no matter if tech savy or not at all,
which, I think, underscores the need for a way to import/export keys in
jitsi :slight_smile:

Daniele