Is there a way to comment a key locally?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Jul 30 03:02:17 CEST 2015

On Wed 2015-07-29 19:06:26 -0400, MFPA wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 5:34:52 PM, in <mid:871tfqhqhf.fsf at>, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> note that this has the side effect of marking every lsigned key+user
>> id as valid (since i'm certifying it with my own key).
> Would it work to keep a special key with downgraded ownertrust for
> making these local signatures, so that they didn't validate the keys?

Sure, that would work.  But if you're going to do that, why not just
keep the info in your associated addressbook or other handy
database/textfile?  the GnuPG keyring isn't the most efficient data
store for arbitrary data.


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