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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Jdo Wiki] Update of "KeySigning" by MichelleCaisse
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2006 01:55:39 GMT
Dear Wiki user,

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The following page has been changed by MichelleCaisse:

New page:
= All About Keys and Key Signing =

== Links ==

 * The Apache reference on PGP key signing


 * It points to this, which provides a really good overview, including how to create a key


 * GnuPG, the GNU Privacy Guard page


 * The GNU Privacy Handbook, a forty-one page pdf document about GnuPG


== How to Sign ==

Thanks to Jean Anderson for this description of the signing process:

The Apache``Con key signing only verifies the fingerprint and id of the person -- everybody
gets a hardcopy printout with name, email, and fingerprint. Incidently the "key id" is the
last 8 digits of the fingerprint.

The electronic signing occurs later. Here are the steps somebody might use to sign my key.

 1. Import Jean's public key from pgp.mit.edu:

   {{{gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 9958C626}}}

 1. Verify the fingerprint -- does it exactly match the hardcopy from the Apache``Con key

   {{{gpg --fingerprint jta@apache.org}}}

 1. Sign Jean's key:

   {{{gpg --sign-key 9958C626}}}

 1. Upload the signed key:

   {{{gpg send-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 9958C626}}}

Another "style" is to not upload the signed key, but to export it and email it to the signee
to upload (KEYID below is the id of the signer):

{{{gpg --armor --export jta.apache.org > 9958C626_signed_by_KEYID}}}

There's also a gpg-sign-keys.sh script available from dragon roe ( https://dragon.roe.ch/bitsnpieces/scripts/gpg/gpg-sign-keys.sh-1.30
), but it's best to understand what needs to be done before using somebody else's black box.

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