We are planning an informal key signing party at the end of the SFD 2015 Event
Who is running with it?
Software Freedom Day 2015: South Africa
19 September 2015
At conclusion of formal agenda.
Pretoria Gautrain Station: Conference Venue
What to prepare beforehand:
- Generate a PGP Key if you don’t have one already.
- Publish the key to a key server.
- Print paper copies (+-30) for handout (business card size or larger) containing:
- Key ID
- The fingerprint of your key.
- The keyserver where the key can be found.
- Your Name and ID.
- Example of paper handout
- Name: John Doe
- ID: 7303235122080
- Key-ID: 460DD22A
- Keyserver: hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371
- Key fingerprint: 759F D7C7 595C 2948 D9EB D99B ABF3 3D95 460D D22A
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Bring:
- Official Identification Document matching the name on your paper handout and your key.
- Any other documentation you need to prove your identity.
- Paper copies for handout containing key information.
- Pen for recording info about the key you are evaluating (e.g. verified or not)
- Do not bring your computer
Procedure during key-signing:
- Two lines will be formed with participants opposing each other.
- Participants will exchange fingerprint and ID verification, and verify each other’s identity.
- The line will then move one position to the left and repeat the key exchange.
- This will continue until every participant exchanged keys with every other participant.
What to do after the party:
- Sign keys only for participants that you trust the identity of.
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