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Introduction: What is PGP?
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How does it work?
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Where do I get PGP?
How do I run PGP??
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Why does my key need to be signed?
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So what's a key signing party after all?
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What information do I need to provide, and when?
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What other resources are there to help me learn about PGP and keysigning?
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What about Windows Platform?

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A specific key signing party
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Keysigning Party Guide:

So what's a key signing party after all?

So what's a keysigning party after all?

First of all, it's not a party in the normal sense of the word!

At a PGP keysigning party, all the people present must make some information available to the party host (in this case, me) before the date of the party. At the party itself, this information will be available in printed format to everyone. Each person interested in having his/her keys signed then has to prove that they actually are that person, e.g. by means of a driving license, a passport, credit card with photo, etc. and to orally verify that the key details on the printed paper actually are his/hers.

Once you are satisfied as to the identify of the people present, you can go home, get their keys (by whatever means), sign them and then upload the signed keys to me. I will then redistribute the signed keys to their owners, who can then upload them to the standard places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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