PGP Keysigning BoF
There will be a PGP/GPG key-signing party held during the Birds of Feathers sessions at the Ohio LinuxFest, on Friday, September 28, at 8:00 pm in room C125, hosted by David Thomas.
What's a key-signing party?
A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP 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.
What are you required to bring?
- Physical attendance.
- Positive government-issued picture ID.
- Your key ID, key type, HEX fingerprint, and key size. Print gpg --fingerprint [email@example.com] for info.
- A pen/pencil or something to write with.
- NO computer.
What does the Keysigning BoF host need from you?
- 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.
The BoF host 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 to know who is attending the party, and what fingerprints to print that day.
Keys will be accepted until 5:00 pm, September 28, 2011. No late submissions will be accepted. This is because the list of public keys must be printed and ready for the party, without delaying those who are attending.
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" > /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.
You must be registered for the Ohio LinuxFest to attend:
Of course, please point this to anyone who may be interested in attending. The Keysigning BoF host will be following up from time-to-time until the day of the party, to make sure he has all the keys of those who wish to attend.
The contact information for the Keysigning BoF is: David Thomas email@example.com