Setting default UID

John Goerzen
Wed Aug 1 20:43:02 2001

Where does one find this RFC2440bis2?  I've never heard of such a
naming scheme for RFCs...

-- John

Len Sassaman <> writes:

> 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 =
>> structure is the numerical UID which is the same for all the textual UID=
>> 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 text=
>> UID displayed at your key as 'default'.
>> This should go to FAQ.
> The above is wrong. See RFC2440bis02:
--=20 John Goerzen <> GPG: 0x8A1D9A1F