Local-signing without (offline) private master key

Nathan Musoke nathan.musoke at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 13:08:50 CEST 2016

> Now I want to import someone else's key to verify a signature. In order
> to verify that signature, I need to at least locally sign the owner's
> key, AFAIK. However, I would need my offline master key (read: really
> inconvenient) to issue a signature.

I'm no expert, but as far as I know you don't need to locally sign a key to
verify a signature. My understanding is that setting the local trust should
be sufficient to make GnuPG happy. See

(Someone please correct me if I'm wrong...)

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