Renewal of revocation certificate required after adding a new identity?

Dr. Peter Voigt pvoigt at
Mon Oct 13 19:14:57 CEST 2014

On Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:33:10 +0200
Peter Lebbing <peter at> wrote:

> On 13/10/14 18:17, Dr. Peter Voigt wrote:
> > I suppose the revocation certificate being a kind of replacement of
> > my public key. As it is bound to the fingerprint of a key pair it
> > can mark the key pair revoked as a whole. I suppose such a key can
> > never be activated again. This is somewhat opposed to a key pair
> > with all of its identities being revoked. Some or all identities
> > could later be activated again and - moreover - this key pair could
> > later even get new identities not being revoked.
> > 
> > I would greatly appreciate anybody to confirm or correct my rough
> > understanding of the revocation certificate and process.
> I think that's a good way of summing it up.
> Cheers,
> Peter.
> PS: You could nitpick about "bound to the fingerprint", I think it
> should be "bound to the public key itself". But it makes no real
> difference, I'm just being fussy.

Thank you for your confirmation.

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