Reviving a userid with revoked key
michael at englehorn.com
Fri May 19 21:56:58 CEST 2017
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Marc Curry <mlpenguinhq at gmail.com> writes:
> 1) was at a company (e.g. marc at company-a.com)
> 2) went to company-b and revoked key for marc at company-a
> 3) now I'm back at company-a, and want to start using marc at company-a.com userid again
If you revoked the key, and not just the user id, you have to start over
with a new key, especially if you published the revocation anywhere.
Once you send a revoked key to the keyservers, it's game over for that
key, by design.
> Thoughts on the best/recommended way to do this? I still remember my secret key's password.
> Should I just delete the (revoked) key from my keyring and re-do a --gen-key using the same/original e-mail address as the userid?
You don't really have to delete it, you can just generate a new one
using the same name and e-mail address.
- -Michael Englehorn
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