Pb with my passphrase
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Tue Jan 25 15:06:12 CET 2005
On Sunday 23 January 2005 3:49 pm, CHALONS Bruno wrote:
> I installed OpenPGP on my computer but i don't remenber my passphrase,
> what can I do ?
Did you create a revocation certificate - as you were advised?
If not, you can only delete the key - providing you haven't already sent it to
a keyserver. If it's already on a keyserver, it is now orphaned and joins
many similar keys - there is nothing you can do about that.
> Redo a new KeyID et how to revoke the last one ?
Nobody can revoke that key as the passphrase is required, along with the
secret key itself.
If you haven't sent it to a keyserver, revocation isn't an issue anyway - just
delete it from your keyring. If you create a new key:
1. Create a revocation certificate immediately.
2. You won't get the same keyid or fingerprint but you can use the same UID:
name, comment and email.
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