DeveloperWiki:Managing the Master Key

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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:
Comment: Arch Linux Master Key

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

Signing the master key

Revoking a master key

Signing developer keys

Revoking developer keys