keys require a user-id

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed May 20 09:27:49 CEST 2020

> On 20 May 2020, at 06:32, Mark <azbigdogs at> wrote:
> Just to test this out I tried creating a new key in Kleopatra with no
> name and then with just a single name and it would not let me do it. It
> had to have a first and at least a last initial.

This must be a Kleopatra limitation. I have successfully created IDs consisting of a single word using the gpg command line. 

Such a limitation would be user-hostile, as there are people in some cultures who have only one name, the Indonesian dictator Suharto being one famous example. 


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