Revoking a Lost Key

Ralph Seichter abbot at
Thu Feb 6 00:38:53 CET 2020

* Mark:

> Is there anyway to revoke an OLD LOST PGP key? I no longer have either
> the public or private keys but can find the KeyID.

As you guessed, it is not possible, because you require the private key
in order to create a revocation. That's why it is recommended to create
revocations (and storing them safely and separately) right after
creating new keys, just for the case you describe, i.e. not having
access to the original key material later on.


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