Meaning of "sig! N" self-signature
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Nov 4 16:05:47 CET 2007
On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 08:52:31AM -0500, Kara wrote:
> I've received a key with two userIDs (identify and keyIDs changed):
> uid Dummy Name <dummy at gmail.com>
> sig! N 12345678 2007-10-29 [self-signature]
> uid Dummy Name
> sig! 123456789 2007-10-19 [self-signature]
> Question 1: In the first userID's self-signature what does
> the "N" indicate?
There is a notation on the signature. A notation allows the issuer of
the signature to add special instructions or general information to be
seen by whoever verifies the signature.
> Question 2: And how would one generate such a self-signature.
gpg --cert-notation "foo=bar"
This sets a notation named "foo" that contains the contents "bar".
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