Ugly way to change the primary UID
Tue May 1 19:51:01 2001
On Tue, 1 May 2001, Waldemar Brodkorb wrote:
> Is it possible to change the primary uid?
We can't yet set the primary key id flag. I think this ugly
workaround should help:
1. Make a local copy of your public and your secret key.
(use --export and --export-secret-key)
2. Use deluid to remove all non-primary user IDs
3. Use expire to change the expiration time of the main key
5. Optional: Edit key again and change expiration time back to the
6. Wait one second (in case you are using a script)
6. Use --import --allow-secret-key-import to import your
backup public and secret key from step 1 again.
The newer signatures should take precedence over the ones from the
backup key and therefore you have one user ID with a newer timestamp
and in absence of a primary key flag, this one will count as primary
I have not tested this and I know that it is ugly.
The plan is to have a self-signature update capability per user ID
which can the be used to change such things. This will probably not
update the timestamp of the self-signature but just set it one
second ahead. I am not sure on this point, though.
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