datetime of key revocation

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14 May, 2015 07:25 PM

GPG Keychain 1.2b6 (1057b)

I am doing some research on forward secure evidence containers. The idea is that data signed by GPG could still be validated after key revocation, if it could be proven that a signature was created prior to the key being revoked. I would use secure timestamping to establish the time of signing.

I have poked around, and created/revoked a test key, but I do not see any indication of when the revocation was registered at the key server.

Is this information available?

What did you expect instead

I hoped to see the time/date that a key was revoked.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 24 Jul, 2015 03:13 PM

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    Hi jvsteiner,

    this feature is not yet included in the stable release. But we've implemented it. Could you please download and install our latest nightly build and see if the problem persists. That page also has sig and SHA1 to verify the download.

    You will find the revocation date when you double click a revoked key and then view the key details. The validity field now also displays the revocation date.

    All the best, steve

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet - bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test.

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2015 11:19 PM.

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