This command will fire up a graphical interface and turn on the webcam (if available) on this computer. It will also display a qr-code of your main OpenPGP key.
The webcam is used to capture an OpenPGP fingerprint represented as a qrcode (or whatever the zbar library can parse) and then go through a signing process.
The signature is then encrypted and mailed to the user. This leave the choice of publishing the certification to that person and makes sure that person owns the identity signed.
This program assumes you have gpg-agent configure to prompt for passwords.
- -h, --help
- show this help message and exit
- show version information and quit
- -d, --debug
- request debugging information from GPG engine (lots of garbage)
- -v, --verbose
- explain what we do along the way
- -n, --dry-run
- do not actually do anything
- -u USER, --user=USER
- user id to sign the key with (equivalent to GPG's --local-user option)
- certification level to sign the key with (equivalent to GPG's --default-cert-level)
- -l, --local
- import in normal keyring a local certification
- -k KEYSERVER, --keyserver=KEYSERVER
- keyserver to fetch keys from
- -s SMTPSERVER, --smtp=SMTPSERVER
- SMTP server to use, use a colon to specify the port number if non-standard
- username for the SMTP server (default: no user)
- password for the SMTP server (default: prompted, if --smtpuser is specified)
- do not send email at all (default: use sendmail)
- -t TO, --to=TO
- override destination email for testing (default: send individually encrypted email to each uid chosen)
AUTHORSmonkeysign was written by Antoine Beaupré <[email protected]>.
DISTRIBUTIONThe latest version of monkeysign may be downloaded from