Certification-only key

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Fri Jun 2 14:42:56 CEST 2017

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 05:42:10PM +0200, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> On 31/05/17 14:52, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

>> Right to be forgotten. The signatures I made a long time ago were made
>> by a different person, although there is a continuity between the
>> two.

> Talking about not forgetting, you answered after seven years?! :-D

> I don't think expiring a signing subkey will make anyone forget
> anything. Keyservers are append-only, so the expired subkey stays
> there, (...)

Yes. However, if I publish the secret signing subkey after it expires,
the cryptographic certainty is gone. Don't need expiry for that, but
it is a self-reminder. Also to consider whether I maybe want to use a
longer key now.


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