keys require a user-id

Mark azbigdogs at
Thu May 21 00:27:28 CEST 2020

Did a bit more experimenting with it.  You can have something only in
the first name field but it has to be a minimum of 5 characters and the
first one must be a letter. .. 

On 5/20/2020 3:16 PM, Mark wrote:
> It must be... With all the talk of "anonymous" keys I wanted to see if I
> could create one with Kleopatra, especially since it says optional for
> name.
> On 5/20/2020 12:27 AM, Andrew Gallagher wrote:
>>> 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.
>> A
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