VirtualBox "Appliance is not signed" Error Message

From Whonix

If you see the following Appliance is not signed error message.

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It can be safely ignored. [1]

Use provided OpenPGP signatures instead, see: Verify Whonix ™ Images.

Forum Discussion[edit]


  1. Whonix ™ does not use this signing mechanism and nobody else is known to use it either. VirtualBox provides neither documentation on how to use this feature nor a tool to use this feature. The provided OpenPGP signatures are a more complete and secure replacement of this feature.