Difference between revisions of "Creating keys for package signing"

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This document describes how to create a public and a private key for signing of packages and indexes. The public key should be distributed and installed into /etc/apk/keys on the alpine box that will install the packages. This basically means that the main developers public keys should be in /etc/apk/keys on all alpine boxes.
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Since the public key needs to be unique for each developer the email address should be used as name for the public key.
 
 
 
== Create the private key ==
 
{{cmd|openssl genrsa -out ''emailaddress.priv'' 2048}}
 
 
 
{{tip|Append ''-aes256'' if you want it encrypted, but then you'll need to enter the password for every package you sign}}
 
 
 
== Creating the public key ==
 
{{cmd|openssl rsa -in ''emailaddress.priv'' -pubout -out /etc/apk/keys/''emailaddress''}}
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:10, 22 October 2012