GPG Key Signing

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October Meeting: GPG Key Signing

Date: October 4, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Location: Shopify Headquarters

This talk will be a short overview of GPG (formerly PGP) followed by a key signing event. This is not meant to be a thorough discussion on GPG, but a quick familiarization talk and an opportunity to get your GPG key signed by other attendees in order to provide you with an initial Web Of Trust.

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GPG Overview

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This talk will cover:

  • A short overview on GPG and what it is used for
  • The Web of Trust (WoT)
  • Generating a keypair
  • Selecting a passphrase
  • Public vs. private keys
  • Command line GPG
  • Key revocation and key lifetime
  • Signing, encrypting, and encrypting+signing
  • Email

About the Speaker

Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix and Unix like systems for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure, System administration, deployments and migrations, security and management. He is currently working as a consultant for the federal government.

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GPG Keysigning

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This is more of an activity rather than a talk. In order to participate, you will need a few things:

  • A previously generated key you plan on using
  • One, preferably two pieces of picture ID to prove you are who you say you are
  • Your key information (fingerprint and uid)

Ideally, you should bring small pieces of paper with your name and pgp key fingerprint on them to hand out to people. You can include a small "verified" checkbox that someone can mark if they choose to check identification.

Method:

  • Generate your fingerprint and paste it into a file
  • Copy and paste until you have filled a sheet of paper
  • Cut into strips to hand out.

About the Speaker

Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix and Unix like systems for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure, System administration, deployments and migrations, security and management. He is currently working as a consultant for the federal government.


Finding the Meeting Location

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=126+York+Street,+Ottawa,+ON,+Canada&hl=en&sll=43.145815,-70.657206&sspn=0.012791,0.019784&hnear=126+York+St,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario,+Canada&t=m&z=16
http://www.byward-market.com/en/maps_detailed.html

Shopify is in the Byward Market, at 126 York Street, half a block east of Dalhousie and the Byward Market. Enter from the parking lot at the back.



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