HowToSignpgpKeys

List your keys

To list your keys on your local machine use the command:

$ gpg --list-keys

Make sure that your keys are on a public keyring pgp.mit.edu

$ gpg --search-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu <email>

Edit your .gnupg/gpg.conf files to make this key your default key

Receive the key you want to sign

I want to sign Kamal's key, Kamal hands me a piece of paper with his gpg finger print, the last 8 digits from his finger print is all you need. In order to sign Kamal's key I first need to receive his key.

$ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu XXXXXXXX

List your keys on your machine to make sure you could find this new key, just to confirm.

You can also search for someones keys on a key server using the search-keys option as follows:

$ gpg --search-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu <email>

Sign the key

I sign kamal's key using the following command:

$ gpg --sign-key XXXXXXXX

Send the key to pgp.mit.edu

After you sign the key, you need to send the signed key to pgp.mit.edu so that it shows up on Kamal's list of signed keys.

$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu XXXXXXXX

Kernel/HowToSignpgpKeys (last edited 2010-11-02 18:40:02 by manjo)