howto revoke a key that has no secret key
emylistsddg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 06:45:15 CEST 2014
> Am Di 01.07.2014, 09:29:57 schrieb eMyListsDDg:
>> somehow i managed to send a key id to a key server that has no
>> secret-key. so i would like to remove it.
>> gpg --output keyrevoke.asc --gen-revoke 0x<keyid>
>> doesn't work since there is no secret key.
>> at a loss as to how to remove/revoke this key
> Your question is unclear (at least to me).
> 1) You cannot remove a certificate from a keyserver. Not even with the
> private key.
> 2) You can delete a key from your keyring but without the private
> mainkey you cannot revoke the key. Guess what the consequences would be
> if everyone (i.e. those without the private key) could revoke a key...
well i managed to create a pub key without a priv key. that is, it only has a pub part. thats what gpa key manager is telling me.
so i thought i would remove it and recreate a new key pair for that email addr.
if you or someone can tell me how i can create a priv key for that email address that i created with only a pub key? i don't know how i did that with the gpa key manager.
hope that clarifies it a bit
Key fingerprint = DB4D 251B FE8A BDCD 2BE4 E889 13F1 78D0 A386 B32B
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