change name of public key
I have been asked to change the name of my public key. The email address can stay the same, just the name needs changing. Can I do this easily?
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 17 Jul, 2018 12:41 PM
welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. You can add a user id to your existing key with the name / email you want. And you can revoke the old user id.
This KB-article explains how to add more than one email address to an existing key. The email addresses in a key are called userIDs and you can add as many as you want. You can of course also create an additional key for the other email address.
Important note: Note that all email addresses you add to a single key can be connected to one identity. Depending on your use-case this might be wanted or should be avoided. Please consider that first and then proceed.
Let me know if this answers your question and if you need further assistance.
2 Posted by catherine salis... on 17 Jul, 2018 02:21 PM
Many thanks for this. It’s the User ID I was hoping to change to a new name, not the email address.
Is it possible to do that?
Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 17 Jul, 2018 02:25 PM
I know. But the name cannot be changed for an existing user id which is why I suggested to eiher take the route via a new user id with different name and same email or create a new key in case the names should not be connected to one identity.
Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve on 25 Jul, 2018 03:49 PM
Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.
All the best, steve
Steve closed this discussion on 25 Jul, 2018 03:49 PM.