Abstract

This project aims to create a usable infrastructure to augment or supplant the current usage of the PGP web of trust. Rather than merely allowing users to exchange keys and signatures as most current keyservers do (which is of little practical value), this system allows users to find trust paths of signatures between their keys and keys they wish to verify, as well as allowing them to automatedly analyze the edge weights (the trusts) making up those paths with a trust metric to see how much faith to place in the verified key.

This project was undertaken as a Computer Science & Engineering Señor Project for the 2005/2006 year by Daniel Margolis. The faculty advisor was Professor Matt Blaze.