Renewal of revocation certificate required after adding a new identity?

flapflap flapflap at
Mon Oct 13 01:01:10 CEST 2014

Dr. Peter Voigt:
> Recently I have added a new identity to my GPG key pair. Can I still
> use my existing revocation certificate with my key pair or do I have to
> renew it because of the added identity?
> I am supposing the revocation certificate just refers to my main
> key ID regardless of the identities belonging to the key pair. I have
> discussed this with some colleagues but we could not fully clarify the
> issue.
AFAIK, that is correct.  With the revocation certificate you revoke the
(main) key -- not a UID.

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