2017-04-10 GPG Key Expiration

Today, I was greeted with the following as I was trying to save an crypted file from Emacs:

Error while encrypting with "gpg2":

gpg: XXX: übersprungen: unbrauchbarer öffentlicher Schlüssel
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: unbrauchbarer öffentlicher Schlüssel

What? Confirmation was easy. The key had expired.

$ gpg --list-keys XXX

Superuser to the rescue. Edit the key, change the expiration date, save, verify, and send to key servers.

$ gpg --edit-key XXX
gpg> expire
(follow prompts)
gpg> save
$ gpg --list-keys XXX
$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --send-keys



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