Extending the key expiration date

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Wed Sep 5 20:11:01 2001

David Shaw <dshaw@jabberwocky.com> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 08:39:35AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > Subba Rao <subba9@home.com> writes:
> >
> > > Is it possible to edit the expiration date of the current key?
> >
> > Yes, it's even possible without invalidating certificates. This is a
> > known design flaw in OpenPGP.
> I wouldn't call it a flaw. I'd call that a feature :) Having to
> revoke the self-signature and put a new one in place will lead to huge
> trails of self-signatures followed by certificate revocations followed
> by more self-signatures every time the user changed their preferences.
Eh, sorry, I don't see the relevance of this in the light of key expiration times. -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/ RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898