June 28, 2019

#23 - Signing PGP Keys with PIUS

Those using PGP for encrypting/signing emails are probably familiar with PGP keysigning parties.

Recently I started using   PIUS https://github.com/jaymzh/pius/ for signing the keys & sending the signed key via email to the intended recipient. Most folks are probably familiar with caff (https://www.mankier.com/1/caff)

I find that the installation and configuration is quite straight forward. To make sure that pius works with your mail server, you probably should configure your email settings in ~.pius/piusrc

Here's how mine looks like:

gpg-path=/usr/local/MacGPG2/bin/gpg2
mail=adli@mailserver.net
signer=63523696
mail-user=adli@mailserver.net
mail-port=587
mail-host=smtp.mailserver.com

Note that I've also included my default signing key id up there so that I can just do:

pius key-id-to-sign

And you'll then be prompted with the password of your mail server

There are some other options so do check out the man page or do a pius --help

#longlivepgp :-)