fingerprint associated public key does not match displayed public key

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Thu Dec 16 14:33:00 CET 2021

On Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2021 12:52:28 CET S.B. via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Here is my situation:  I have imported a public key using
> gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys fingerprint*
> *provided by the intended recipient on their profile page
> The person also displayed the pgp public key block text (in armor) but
> not as an asc file.  I first tried importing the block directly into
> gpg but couldn't figure it out.
> when comparing the imported key (again, obtained via the keyserver
> using the fingerprint) to the displayed public key block, they do not
> match.

How do you do this, i.e. what commands are you using?

> Reasons for this (I think) are:
> 1.  either the fingerprint or the key has been changed but not updated
> on the profile page

The fingerprint of an OpenPGP key never changes (except if its creation time 

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