Download the Whonix ™ Signing Key
Since all Whonix ™ releases are signed with the same key, it is unnecessary to verify the key every time a new release is announced. Trust in the key might gradually increase over time, but cryptographic signatures must still be verified every time a new release is downloaded.
This page is strongly related to the Placing Trust in Whonix ™ page.
Download the Key
Optional: Complete the steps below if unfamiliar with GnuPG or if they haven't already been performed. This will fix eventual gpg: WARNING: unsafe ownership warnings.
Have GnuPG initialize your user data folder.
Set warning free permissions.
chmod --recursive og-rwx ~/.gnupg
Web of Trust
Jan Dittberner  (Debian Developer)  signed Patrick's key. So did intrigeri (Tails developer, Debian Developer); Peter Palfrader (Debian Developer); Richard King; and Michael Carbone (accessnow.org).
Users relying on Debian or one of the many Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu) already trust apt-get, the APT repository of the relevant distribution. This means the Debian keyring can be installed as a trusted source for obtaining Jan's, intrigeri's or Peter's key, to check their signature on Patrick's key.
- GnuPG wikipedia [archive] - free OpenPGP software.
- Apache: How To OpenPGP [archive].
- Debian: Keysigning [archive] - a tutorial on signing keys of other people.
- rubin.ch: An explanation of the PGP web of trust [archive].
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curl --tlsv1.2 --proto =https --max-time 180 --output ~/patrick.asc https://www.whonix.org/patrick.asc
- https://forums.whonix.org/t/gpg-show-key-warning-gpg-warning-no-command-supplied-trying-to-guess-what-you-mean/7859 [archive]
- http://www.dittberner.info/de/content/jan-dittberner [archive]
- https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=Jan+Dittberner [archive]
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