key revocation

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu May 13 13:53:10 CEST 2004

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 02:13:00AM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> according to my reading of rfc 2440, a key revocation is only valid if
> either:
> 	a) it was generated by the PRIMARY key, or
> 	b) it was generated by a key DESIGNATED by the PRIMARY key
> q1 - is that correct?


> q2 - are there any (broken?) applications that will accept a revocation
> key generated by a subkey as valid?

Both PGP and GnuPG allow designating a subkey as a revocation key.  In
such a case, a subkey can issue a revocation.


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