Changing expiration time of subkeys
taurus366 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 06:59:12 CET 2010
On 6 January 2010, at 05:34, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Hi taurus--
> On 01/05/2010 08:13 PM, taurus wrote:
>> I am trying to change the expiration time of 2 sub-keys with no
>> I edit the main key and with command expire I selected the uid(s)
> sub-keys are not bound to any particular uid ("user id"), but rather
> the primary key itself. selecting any particular uid shouldn't have
> effect on any particular subkey.
That was my mistake, I selected uid's and not the key.
I succeed to change the expiration date of the subkeys when I use the
'key 1' and 'key 2' command. Before I was using only 1,..2,...
> i think the usual recommendation is to not bother updating expiration
> dates on subkeys; just make a new subkey with the intended usage
> and set a new expiration date. This should work fine for both
> and encryption-capable subkeys as long as you re-publish your entire
> OpenPGP cert to the keyservers after adding the subkey, and your
> correspondents know how to update their keyrings.
I understand this.
> is there a reason that you need to keep any particular subkey in use?
This key I use in private and mostly with family.
Thank you very much.
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