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What are subkeys in OpenPGP keys?

It is recommended (and sometimes required) that different keys are used for signing and for encryption. OpenPGP addresses this by creating a main key with DSA algorithm (it can be used only for signing) and a subkey for Elgamal algorithm (which is used for encryption).

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