I have objects in the RIPE Database. How can I protect them ?

You can protect your objects using a mntner (maintainer) object. You can use this to let you know when your objects have been changed. It can authenticate changes by using one of several authentication schemes, including PGP. In order to set this up, you must add a "mnt-by:" attribute to your object(s). You can encrypt a password for authentication using our secure Crypted password generation tool.

An example of adding a maintainer to a person object is included in the RIPE Database User Manual: Getting Started. For more details about objects and maintainers, see the RIPE Database Documentation Library.

You can also use the webupdates online web interface to add a maintainer to a RIPE Database object.