deleting a userid does not require the secret key passphrase
04 Jan 2001 14:48:44 +0100
Anonymous <email@example.com> writes:
> Today I had to delete a userid in one of my keys. GnuPG (1.0.4) did
> what I told it to do, but never asked for my (secret key protecting)
> Is this a bug, or normal behaviour ?
This is the intended behavior. OpenPGP signatures on key material
cover at most one user ID, so you can remove any user ID (and the
corresponding signatures) without affecting the others.
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