additional uids?

Lionel Elie Mamane
Tue Jul 10 18:26:02 2001

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On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 11:59:42AM -0400, Justin R. Miller wrote:

> my key currently has two uids on it, one for each of two email
> addresses. If I add more email addresses, do I have to re-export my
> key, both for download on the web and to a keyserver?
Strictly, you don't have to, but you'll probably want to.
> Does this change the key?
It doesn't change the key itself. Keep in mind you are using the key to sign / encrypt, and not any uid attached to it. Ex: You add the uid "Justin Miller <foo@bar.tld>", and sign a message with your key. Anyone who has the "old" version, without the new uid will see "Good signature from ...(your two old uid's). Anyone who has the "new" version, with the new uid will see "Good signature from ...(your two old uid's)... also known as 'Justin Miller <foo@bar.tld>'. Anyone sending mail to your foo@bar.tld address, while having the "old version", will probably have to manually select the key to use to encrypt the message (their MUA will say something along the lines of "No key found for foo@bar.tld"). If one has the "new version", one's MUA can automatically select the key. --=20 Lionel Elie Mamane OpenPGP DH/DSS 4096/1024 Key Fingerprint (KeyID: 3E7B4B73): 9DAD 3131 3ADA F50B D096 002A B1C4 7317 3E7B 4B73 --KsGdsel6WgEHnImy Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7SyzsscRzFz57S3MRAhbbAKD8y9E8ozgyd7Ca1Th+ebe96z/9/wCfRIMp jkS6uu+j8kSbPM/yMFUfmDY= =Cxl+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --KsGdsel6WgEHnImy--