Adding new uid to causes bad signature

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed May 1 12:22:47 CEST 2024

On 1 May 2024, at 10:08, Rens Rikkerink via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at> wrote:
> Lately I've been trying to add a new uid to my public key, I have
> however so far been unsuccessful in doing so. Every time I try to do
> so, I then immediately get "1 bad signature" which wasn't present
> beforehand. It's probably worth noting that my private key is stored
> on a Yubikey 5 NFC (smartcard).

FYI it’s not just gnupg that complains about the bad signature, so does hockeypuck. So I’d assume that the card didn’t create the signature properly. Does this happen consistently?


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