self signing the pub key
kloecker at kde.org
Fri Dec 25 18:54:38 CET 2015
On Friday 25 December 2015 18:41:30 Matthias Apitz wrote:
> I read that I should self-sign my pub key, but when I do this after
> creation, it says:
> $ LANG=C gpg2 --sign-key Matthias
> pub rsa2048/AA1EF4741F9046D4
> created: 2015-12-25 expires: never usage: SC
> trust: ultimate validity: ultimate
> sub rsa2048/D6AD2EFF41863FE4
> created: 2015-12-25 expires: never usage: E
> [ultimate] (1). Matthias Apitz (GnuPG v2) <guru at unixarea.de>
> "Matthias Apitz (GnuPG v2) <guru at unixarea.de>" was already signed by key
> AA1EF4741F9046D4 Nothing to sign with key AA1EF4741F9046D4
> Key not changed so no update needed.
> What I do wrong?
You didn't do anything wrong. When you create a new key it is automatically
self-signed. A long time ago this was not necessarily the case. Today the
above advice is still correct, but probably no longer necessary.
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