About UIDs

Werewolf werewolf6851 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 15:07:17 CEST 2008

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So does using --edit-key/uid #/primary/save combo just show what uid is
displayed when the message is decrypted/verified by a recipient?	
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David Shaw wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Faramir wrote:
>> I have a question about the UID associated to the key: Are they placed
>> in the public key, or in both private and public keys?
>> And, if I have a key with 2 UIDs, and I sign another key (lets say, I
>> sign Alice's key), will be both UIDs be displayed in the signatures, or
>> just the one that was my primary UID at the moment when I signed Alice's
>> key?
> Neither.  Signatures only contain the key ID of the key making the
> signature.  When displaying signatures, GPG shows the primary UID of
> that key at display time.  In other words, if you sign a key with one
> primary UID, then make another UID primary, the display will change to
> show the new primary.
> There is, incidentally, a way of encoding which UID the signer "meant"
> the signature to be from.  It's part of the OpenPGP standard, but no
> software that I know of actually uses it.
> David
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