Keysigning meeting info -- TUM physics department 2002/12/16
A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP encryption system
with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each others keys. Key signing parties
serve to extend the web of trust to a great degree. Key signing is act of digitally
signing a public key. You can digitally sign your own public key, or another entity's public
key. Key signing is done to verify that a given public key really does belong to the
entity that appears to own the key. In a sense, key signatures
validate public keys.
The Meeting was held in the foyer of the Physics
Department (Technische Universität
München) on Monday 16th of December, 13:15.
Meeting point was right between the Lecture Halls in the middle of the foyer.
Signing keys - Signed keys
The public keyring
Checksum) contains the public
PGP keys of everybody who was present at the meeting.
If you submit the keys you signed after the meeting to me via mail, I will append them to
this keyring. Such this keyring might also contain your key(s) with new signatures done by
other participants. Currently, it contains all new signatures due to the meeting.
Should you think a particular signature should be there but
isn't, just drop me a mail. Be
careful: Signing Photo IDs is only possible with GnuPG 1.0.7 or newer, or with PGP for
Windows 7 or newer. Signing them with older versions results in BAD signatures!
previous meeting took place at Augustiner Biergarten, 2002/06/21 15:00 MEST.
The yet unexplored reigns of computer scientists, mechanical engineers and Max Planckians
remains to be visited by a key signing party. If I am motivated enough (and after the last
meeting, this might well be the case), the next meeting might take place in the first weeks
of 2003, perhaps in the FMI building on the Garching Campus. Stay tuned.
What to Bring
Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID or passport)
- A printout of the key fingerprints
file - this is the final version
- A pen or something else to write with
During the meeting
- People read out loud their key ID, their fingerprint and show their passport
- With the printout of the key fingerprints file,
you should check that the respective key ID and fingerprint match the user
and you saw her/his ID card or passport and mark this key accordingly.
How to proceed after the meeting:
This document also explains how to generate and sign keys...
Fetch the public keys of all people who attended the meeting from
For each of the keys, check whether the key ID and the
fingerprint given matches the information you collected during
the meeting and that you have seen the owner's passport.
If so, please sign the respective key/User IDs and mail the signed key
to its owner.
What not to bring to the meeting
Copies of your secret key
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