Key Signing Parties

A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree and may also serve as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.

I maintain the following tools to assist me in running (and participating) in Key Signing Parties. Download all three into a directory for the party.

The Makefile calls the two scripts to maintain a gnupg keyring in the current directory. To add a key, place a ".asc" file containing the key in the current directory and the Makefile will handle the rest.

I recommend reading the GPG Key-signing Party HOWTO. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will endeavor help you.