PGP Keysigning BoF
Key-Signing Party (BoF)
Friday, September 13
Friday, September 13
What's a key-signing party?
A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP/GPG users for the purpose of meeting other PGP/GPG users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.
- Physical attendance.
- Positive government-issued picture ID.
- Your key ID, key type, HEX fingerprint, and key size. Print gpg --fingerprint [firstname.lastname@example.org] for info.
- A pen/pencil or something to write with.
- NO computer.
- A signed email using your key with the subject of "My Public Key".
- An email with your public key attached with the same subject above.
Any questions you have regarding the keysigning party?
I will have an email filter that will be sending all emails matching the above criteria to a specific folder in my account. This will make it easy for me to know who is attending the party, and what fingerprints to print the day of.
Keys will be accepted until 5:00 pm, September 13, 2013. No late submissions will be accepted. This is because I need to print the list of public keys, and have them ready for the party, without delaying those who are attending.
How do I create a key?
You can create a key using the following command:
$ gpg --gen-key
You can then export your public key to attach to your email with:
$ gpg --armor --export "email@example.com" > /tmp/public.asc
After the party, when you begin signing keys, you can do so with:
$ gpg --default-cert-level 3 --sign-key KEYID
The above will need to be done for each KEYID verified at the party. More details will be given at the party, of course.
Register for the Ohio Linux Fest!
If you haven't already, sign up for the conference:
Of course, please forward this to anyone who may be interested in attending. I'll be following up from time-to-time until the day of the party, to make sure I have all the keys of those who wish to attend.
The contact information is: