[kwlug-disc] PGP Keysigning Protocol

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sun Sep 5 15:29:06 EDT 2010


On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 03:16:29PM -0400, Chris Frey wrote:
> Everyone who wants to participate in the keysigning party, please
> reply to this email, to the list, and either include your public
> key in the email, or a pointer to where I can grab it.

I'll start it off. :-)

My key can be found at:

	gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key DC6371D5


For those who don't yet have a key, here's your 5 step process:

	1) Generate new key:

		gpg --gen-key

		(Accept the defaults, they are pretty good)

	2) Look at your shiny new key:

		gpg --list-keys

	3) Export it to a file:

		gpg --armor --output /tmp/my-public-key --export <ID>

		Replace ID with the first ID of your key.  For examle,
		my key looks like this in the --list-keys display:

		pub   1024D/DC6371D5 2006-12-02 [expires: 2011-12-01]
		uid                  Chris Frey (cube) <cdfrey at foursquare.net>
		sub   4096g/C2855553 2006-12-02 [expires: 2011-12-01]

		So my ID is DC6371D5.

	4) Email the file my-public-key to the list!

	5) Show up on September 13, with your fingerprint printed out on
		a sheet of paper, and ready to read it out loud.

		gpg --fingerprint <ID>

		Example:

		gpg --fingerprint dc6371d5
		pub   1024D/DC6371D5 2006-12-02 [expires: 2011-12-01]
		      Key fingerprint = 7D71 47F2 3F61 B0E1 5F3C  68A4 819A 39D8 DC63 71D5
		uid                  Chris Frey (cube) <cdfrey at foursquare.net>
		sub   4096g/C2855553 2006-12-02 [expires: 2011-12-01]

I'll post more instructions after the party, for the second half of
the job. :-)

- Chris




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