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Gitian signing

Once you've followed the instructions in and verified that you have the same hashes as other developers, it's time to sign the Gitian builds.

PGP fingerprints of gitian build signers

The contrib/gitian-signing/keys.txt file contains the PGP fingerprints of Gitian build signers. If you plan on signing Gitian builds on a regular basis, please add you fingerprint here.

TODO: Add reference to gitian keys process instructions once that document is written. It should be clear to signers that there are expectations associated with the siginging process and that it's unacceptable to blindly sign builds.

Sign your Gitian builds

Sign your Gitian builds individually

TODO: Add scripts and instructions for checking for revoked keys and signing builds. For now, refer to contrib/ for retrieving all signing keys.

Sign your Gitian builds under a single SHA256SUMS file (optional)

These steps are optional, but makes sharing the build signatures easier.

  1. After building all binaries using gitian, collect the hashes for the builds you care to sign. Exclude any debug binaries, unsigned builds, or metadata files that are built as part of the Gitian process, but be sure to include the source used to generate the binaries. These hashes will look something like this:

    8bc4becb83b532d3be841438e6145372a8bce8f37e087dbffb2aedaee985c0e4 bitcoin-abc-0.18.0-aarch64-linux-gnu.tar.gz deb3d15d6ccbce4725f0e0dc892931bfdcbcfa7ccbd35846ccbde90572248bed bitcoin-abc-0.18.0-arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.gz 79a2bff6109307fd64a569270eeb1259cb6bba53ff609af4e5340d13e25e80b8 bitcoin-abc-0.18.0-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz f40ba895f21270d3a038361f9b2baed68df2688eaa01ad531b4ee29ee205cb98 bitcoin-abc-0.18.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz 11dc3ba7f193c70879b3fc3cc716fde56880dfebfab8bb556b7a355b2e64f09d src/bitcoin-abc-0.18.0.tar.gz b83a25ad9050e7566fc6b4f5e33a78d71a39fd7d2f15e7143a37ffd37d501a17 bitcoin-abc-0.18.0-osx64.tar.gz 2. Save those hashes into SHA256SUMS.0.x.0 where x is the version number. 3. gpg --armor --clearsign --output SHA256SUMS.0.x.0.asc --sign SHA256SUMS