OT: Revoking Old Keys... my problem
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Sun May 2 09:18:13 CEST 2004
On Sunday 02 May 2004 2:59, Jerry Windrel wrote:
> Is there any way to add an expiration date to a key that's already been
> uploaded to key servers? My key is "forever" (mostly because that was the
> default) and I'm thinking it may have been better to give it an expiration
> date. I guess I could revoke it and generate a new one, this time with an
> expiration date, but is there any other way?
Yes, edit the key and set a new expiry. This will cause problems for some
(broken/old) keyservers so make sure that you upload the key to a capable
keyserver: subkeys.pgp.net or keyserver.kjsl.com are my two favourites.
from man gpg:
Present a menu which enables you to do all key related tasks:
expire Change the key expiration time.
If a subkey is selected, the expiration time of this subkey will be
changed. With no selection, the key expiration of the primary key is
When you upload it, the new self-signature will be added to the keyserver copy
of the key which will allow gpg to show the new expiry.
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