GPG, SSH, and identity for beginners

Have you wondered why you need an SSH key (with passphrase!) in order to get an account at Are we gratuitous bureaucrats or something? Have you wondered why emails from maintainers sometimes have a GPG signature? Would you like to know how to ensure that people cannot forge emails from you? Would you like to learn a little about the practical use of public-key cryptography? Would you like to learn about Seahorse, Gnome’s key management application? Would you like to know what those “GUADEC keysigning parties” are about? Then this talk is for you!

Federico Mena Quintero

Federico is one of the founders of the GNOME project. He is into architecture, urbanism, urban cycling, cooking, photography, and hand-tool wodworking.