informal key signing party


At the March 5th MHVLUG meeting we will hold an informal key signing party.

What to Do

What to bring:

  • Photo ID: Passport or Drivers License
  • Pen / Pencil: To mark papers after you have verfied people's identities and keys

At The Event

  • Everyone will get a copy of the grand list with everyone's keys on it
  • Check that your key is correct
  • We have each person read out their key and have everyone check that it's the correct value on their paper sheet
  • Each person will then confirm their identity with each other (showing Photo Id) 1 on 1

What you will need to do after the key signing event:

When you go back home to your computer, sign all the keys, and send them to their owners, or to the keyserver.

If you are on Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install signing-party

And use the caff tool to do this easily.

Please read:

Key-signing party =>

Creating the perfict key pair =>

Best practices guide =>