Delete uid from keyserver
peter at palfrader.org
Mon May 22 12:12:42 CEST 2006
On Sun, 21 May 2006, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
> If an uid is no longer in use, but the key itself is. Eg. I've updated
> the key by removing an uid, and later added a new one. What is the
> best practice when it comes to reflect the cahnges on the keyservers?
> Should I just upload my new key, merging the new uids with the old,
> and leave it at that? Or should I revoke the entire key, then upload
> the new one (which is practically the same, only with an updated uid
You can revoke uids (gpg --edit, then select the uid with its number,
then revuid). This won't make them disappear from the keyservers, but
it will mark the UID as no longer being a valid UID for that key in
GnuPG and other OpenPGP implementations.
As you might have noticed, you cannot remove uids, or anything for that
matter, from keyservers.
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