"valid from" date?
j.lysdal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 21:49:03 CEST 2006
2006/6/28, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>:
> It is not possible to set a valid from date. Actuall there is no
> valid from date but just the creatuion time of the key.
My key made with PGP shows this:
sub 4096R/10BFF302 created: 2006-04-06 expires: 2008-04-06 usage: E
sub 4096R/B3DF6DC0 created: 2008-04-06 expires: never usage: E
So GPG will see the valid period on the second subkey as 2008-04-06 to never.
and not use it before 2008-04-06 ?
> selecting a key, GnuPG ignores those created in the future.
uhm.. i dont think im getting this right...
> If you ant to hack support for it, check out make_timestamp().
Can this enable me to set created date´s like, in 2010 if i want?
> I can see no reason for using a valid from key. Simply create it when
> you need it.
For me, creating a key is a one-time-thing, why not add some sub´s from
the start, so i dont have to mess with it later?
> The latest key which fits the requirements (preference, algorithms
Isent theese algo settings stored with each uid? or do i mix things together?
Thanks for your help.
- Jorgen Ch. Lysdal
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