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Install gnupg and (optionally) gpa:

# cast gnupg
# cast gpa

Read the man page for "gpg":

$ man gpg

Source Mage keysigning

Generate keys and send your public key to keyservers.

Generate a key and select the default key types (for most uses this is ok):

$ gpg --gen-key

Write down your ID and fingerprint – these are for giving to people to sign your key:

$ gpg --fingerprint

Make sure that these match: 8C97 9818 F889 EDE3 B54C AAD6 E936 BF83 8431 7E6A

$ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net 84317E6A
$ gpg --fingerprint 84317E6A

Now you have swoolley's ID and public key to verify everyone else who's been signed.

Send your key(s) to subkeys.pgp.net:

$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net <your pub key ID>

Install an IRC client (like xchat or irssi):

$ cast irssi

Join #sourcemage-keysigning on irc.freenode.net:

$ irssi -n <yournick> -c irc.freenode.net
> /join #sourcemage-keysigning

Use ctrl-n and ctrl-p to go between windows in irssi and alt-windownum works too.

Register your nick with nickserv if you haven't already:

> /msg nickserv help
> /msg nickserv register <password>

Now you are registered. Use this to identify when you log into to chat:

> /msg nickserv identify <password>

Send a message after you've registered, with your key and fingerprint:

> /msg #sourcemage-keysigning Hey, my key ID and fingerprint are: 00000000: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000

Replace the zeros above with your public ID and fingerprint from:

$ gpg --fingerprint <your email address>

Here is a list of keys and fingerprints associated to IRC usernames.

To sign a number of people:

KEYS='space-separated list of key numbers'
$ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net $KEYS
$ for i in $KEYS; do gpg --sign-key $i; done
$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net $KEYS
$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver www.keyserver.net $KEYS

Look at the Keyring management page to know how to add/remove keys to/from keyrings.