Expiry Date of Key used for signatures?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Oct 6 04:47:18 CEST 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 09:13:48PM +0200, Thomas Widhalm wrote:
> Hi,
> Just one simple question:
> I put a expiry date on my key and I get a signature. If I change the
> expiry date to a later date, will the signature expire at the first date
> or will it stay valid?

It's up to the person who gives you the signature.

> Looking at my keyring I assume that if I sign a key with an expiry date,
> my signature expires at the expiry date of the key. Most signatures have
> the same expiry date as the key itself.

This is the default behavior, but you can have your signature expire
at a different time if you choose to.


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