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Generating GPG Keys for GitHub on Fedora 39 Using GnuPG2

Learn how to securely sign your GitHub commits using GnuPG2 on Fedora 39. Follow our step-by-step guide to generate GPG keys and enhance the security of your open-source contributions.

In the world of open-source collaboration, securing your GitHub commits is paramount. Fedora 39, a robust and developer-friendly Linux distribution, supports the generation of GPG keys using GnuPG2. Here’s a comprehensive guide to ensure your GitHub contributions are not only valuable but also secure.

Generating GPG Keys on Fedora 39

Step 1: Install GnuPG2

Begin by installing GnuPG2 on your Fedora 39 system using the following command:

sudo dnf install gnupg2

Step 2: Open Terminal

Launch the terminal on your Fedora 39 machine to start the GPG key generation process.

Step 3: Generate a New GPG Key

Execute the command:

gpg2 --full-generate-key
Generate a New GPG Key

Follow the prompts to select the key type, size, and validity period.

Step 4: Retrieve the GPG Key ID

Once the key is generated, take note of the GPG key ID displayed in the output.

Step 5: List Your GPG Keys

To view a list of your GPG keys along with their full key IDs, run:

gpg2 --list-keys --keyid-format LONG

Find the key you just generated, and note the GPG key ID (the part after the /).

List Your GPG Keys

Step 6: Add GPG Key to GitHub

Navigate to your GitHub account settings, select “SSH and GPG keys,” and add your GPG key by pasting the public key block.

Step 7: Configure Git

Configure Git to use your GPG key for signing commits:

git config --global user.signingkey <Your_GPG_Key_ID>
git config --global commit.gpgSign true

Now, your GitHub commits from Fedora 39 will be securely signed using the GnuPG2-generated key, adding an extra layer of trust to your open-source contributions.

Enhance the security of your Fedora 39 development environment today and start making signed GitHub commits with confidence!

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