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==Creating the master key==
 
==Creating the master key==
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We assume you want to store the keyring in the directory "master-key-home".
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<pre>gpg --homedir master-key-home --gen-key</pre>
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Choose <code>(4) RSA (sign only)</code> and <code>4096 bits</code>
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Enter your data according to this:
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<pre>
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Real name: Pierre Schmitz
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Email address: pierre@master-key.archlinux.org
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Comment: Arch Linux Master Key
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</pre>
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Confirm that your USER-ID looks like <code>"Pierre Schmitz (Arch Linux Master Key) <pierre@master-key.archlinux.org>"</code>. Generating the key will take some time.
  
 
==Signing the master key==
 
==Signing the master key==

Revision as of 15:26, 11 November 2011

Creating the master key

We assume you want to store the keyring in the directory "master-key-home".

gpg --homedir master-key-home --gen-key

Choose (4) RSA (sign only) and 4096 bits Enter your data according to this:

Real name: Pierre Schmitz
Email address: pierre@master-key.archlinux.org
Comment: Arch Linux Master Key

Confirm that your USER-ID looks like "Pierre Schmitz (Arch Linux Master Key) <pierre@master-key.archlinux.org>". Generating the key will take some time.

Signing the master key

Revoking a master key

Signing developer keys

Revoking developer keys