deluid // why no passphrase required ?

David Srbecky dsrbecky at
Wed Aug 10 23:28:12 CEST 2005

vedaal at wrote:
> when adding a new userid, gnupg understandably requires a 
> passphrase,
> why doesn't gnupg require a passphrase when deleting a uid ?
> (granted, if someone found my secring.gpg, this would be my least 
> worry ;-)
> but, in principle,
> shouldn't all key editing functions require a passphrase ?
> tia,
> vedaal

I can not agree more. I accidentally deleted my secret, that would not 
happen if it asked me to confirm it by passphrase.

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