Setting default UID

Len Sassaman
Wed Aug 1 20:21:01 2001

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Janusz A. Urbanowicz wrote:

> John Goerzen wrote/napisa=B3[a]/schrieb:
> > I recently added a new UID to my public key but now GPG wants it to be
> > the default for everything. I want one of my existing UIDs to be the
> > default, but I cannot find any documentation ANYWHERE on how to find
> > this. With gpg --edit, gpg seems to put a dot next to the default
> > uid, but there is not even any mention of this in the manual. Ideas?
> There is NO default uid in OpenPGP. The ID that is using in determining k=
> structure is the numerical UID which is the same for all the textual UIDs=
> The 'default' textual UID is the last one added (determined by time of
> self-signing) and it is displayed in key revieving for convenience only.
> Please note that after importing ypur key, someone may have another textu=
> UID displayed at your key as 'default'.
> This should go to FAQ.
The above is wrong. See RFC2440bis02: