gnupg and subkeys

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Jan 7 21:19:02 CET 2003

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 09:03:58PM +0100, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:

> I have updated my document about multiple subkeys
> ( to gpg 1.2.1. There still are a few quirks,
> mostly it's just that the user interface could be better:
>  * subkey creation: should offer to expire the subkey at the same time
> as the primary, if the primary has an expiry date set. (To discuss:
> should gpg forbid (except with --expert) creating subkeys that live
> longer than the primary?).

By definition, no subkey can live longer than the primary.  Even if
you create a subkey with a longer expiration date, it'll expire when
the primary does.


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