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At the beginning of each release under development a new package signing key is created for it. This key is used to prove the authenticity of packages built by Fedora and distributed by Fedora. This key will be used to sign all packages for the public test and final releases.


1) Log into a system configured to run sigul client.


Consider Before Running

2) Create the key, coming up with a good passphrase when prompted

$ sigul new-key --key-admin jkeating --name-real Fedora --name-comment 13 --name-email fedora-13

3) wait a while for entropy

4) Grant key access to Fedora Account holders who will be signing packages. Protect the key access with a temporary a passphrase. For example, "CHANGEME."

$ sigul grant-key-access fedora-13 jwboyer

5) Provide the key name and temporary passphrase to signers

 If they don't respond, revoke access until they are ready to change their passphrase
$ sigul change-passphrase fedora-13 for all users

6) Add the key to fedora-release package

  $ sigul get-public-key fedora-13

7) Make sure the spec file will handle it correctly

8) Make a new fedora-release for rawhide (FIXME: this should be its own SOP)

9) Add the key to by sending an email ascii block to It can also be retrieved from viewvc

Add the key details to sigulsign_unsigned

 This lives in releng git repo in the scripts/ dir
 Add the key to the KEYS dictionary near the top, need to know the key


 $ gpg <key block from get-public-key>

Upload the key to key servers

 $ gpg --import <block>
 $ gpg --send-keys <keyid>