howto revoke a key that has no secret key
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 04:33:56 CEST 2014
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El 02-07-2014 0:45, eMyListsDDg escribió:
> 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.
That's not possible, since the public key is based on the secret
key. Maybe it got deleted somehow, but at some point of the key
generation it was there, and I'd bet if you didn't delete it by
mistake, it should still be there, somewhere. I'm not good at
troubleshooting, but maybe you should post the version of GnuPG you
are using, and the operating system too, so other people can tell you
where to look for the missing secret key.
As a general advice, always add an expiration date to the key, that
way if you ever lose the private key and revocation certifies, at
least it will die a natural death and stop haunting you. As long as
you have the private key, you can modify the expiration date and
increase the key life span.
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