Many email-ids

Josh Huber
Tue Mar 20 14:16:12 2001

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omicron <> writes:

> I'm a quite new to gnupg or similar things. I've generated my keys
> and also put my pubkeys in a safe location. But i use 5 different
> email-id's for various things. Can all this be used in one key pair,
> or should i generate 5 different key pairs as i 've done now ?
I'd recommend not generating 5 keys. Just add uids to one key. For example, here's my gpg --list-key huber: pub 1024D/6B21489A 2000-01-20 Josh Huber <> uid [revoked] Josh Huber <> uid Josh Huber <> uid Josh Huber <> uid Josh Huber <> sub 1024g/DBC7552B 2000-01-20 You can revoke individual key ids as you can see, and other people have the choice of only signing individual uids that they know/trust are yours. So, unless you're trying to keep your other identities secret (they will all be displayed when a signature is verified), then the one key pair is the best route, IMHO. Now, there still is a problem with verifying signatures -- it lists revoked uids and doesn't mark them in any way. I think this behavior should default to not listing revoked uids, and perhaps showing them with a --show-revoked-uids option. ttyl, =2D-=20 Josh Huber --=-=-= Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjq3V9QACgkQv+EgZWshSJrafgCdECIvEyKHXGJXwXZNIqi0z6b7 KWIAoI3ncl9SYm42THaNJxnJ8RQloElp =7peJ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --=-=-=--