uncertain of meaning

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Sun, 25 Jul 1999 09:35:05 +0200

Dave Harvill <dlh@zns.acu.cs.umb.edu> writes:

> I frequently get an error(?) in the following format:
> gpg: key XXXXXXXX: no valid user ids
There are no (valid) user IDs associated with the key. GnuPG requires at least one user ID for a key.
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
The usual reason for a non-valid user ID is that the user ID has not been signed by the holder of the key (aka self-signature). The latest release has a workaround to allow at least the import of such a key: use the option --allow-non-selfsigned-uid -- Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013