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Key Signing Party

We are planning an informal key signing party at the end of the SFD 2015 Event

Who is running with it?

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Charl le Roux

When:

Software Freedom Day 2015: South Africa

19 September 2015

At conclusion of formal agenda.

Where:

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: john@doe.com

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.

More about web of Trust:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_of_trust

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