How trust works in gpg...

Charly Avital shavital at
Tue Apr 15 17:07:39 CEST 2008

Herbert Furting wrote the following on 4/15/08 9:38 AM:
> Well but if Peter Lewis <prlewis at> adds a new UID "Stan
> Tobias <sttob at>" you obviously can't sign it, because the
> keyholder is Peter Lewis and not Stan Tobias.
> hf

To add a new UID, whichever it is, wouldn't Peter Lewis be prompted to
self-sign the new UID, enter Peter Lewis's passphrase for the key, thus
creating a self signature appended to the new UID, that will be visible?

The "phony" additional UID would be signed by Peter Lewis, key owner?

I have dry-tested it on one my keys.


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