Reviving a userid with revoked key

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Sat May 20 19:27:29 CEST 2017

On Fri 2017-05-19 21:58:34 +0200, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
> On 05/19/2017 08:36 PM, Marc Curry wrote:
>> Maybe a dumb question, but I'm looking for help thinking through how to
>> best "revive" an old gpg key's userid after I revoked it a few years ago,
>> thinking I wouldn't need to use it, again.
>> 1) was at a company (e.g. marc at
>> 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
>> userid again
> Nothing wrong with that, just add a new user id using adduid from
> --edit-key

This is the case if the *user-id* was revoked, while the key itself was
not revoked.  If the OP revoked the old key itself, then they need to
just make a new key.

> it wont have the old signatures from other users, those got
> lost at the revocation point, but your new contacts can sign the new UID
> without issue.

The old contacts should also be able to re-certify, no?


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