allowed_signers file for SSH/git
Git 2.34 brings support for signing commits with SSH key and having a SSH-compatible smartcard, I have to try this. It likely getting more common in the future doesn't hurt either and I have pgp-alt-wot which does about the same for PGP.
Where to find keys
- GitHub, Giteas and GitLabs expose user public keys (without useful names)
when you append a
.keysafter their profile page
- Good ideas are made to be copied, so maybe there will be more repositories like this 😉
I don't mean this to be used directly, only to be took inspiration from. See the first link in further reading.
mkdir -p ~/src/gitea.blesmrt.net/Mikaela cd ~/src/gitea.blesmrt.net/Mikaela git clone https://gitea.blesmrt.net/Mikaela/ssh-allowed_signers.git git config --global gpg.ssh.allowedSignersFile ~/src/gitea.blesmrt.net/Mikaela/ssh-allowed_signers/allowed_signers
Git commands should now recognised commits signed with keys I have allowed.
In the last command it's fine to remove
--global to only affect the single
repository you are on (while I haven't tested this), should that repository
be something only I am signing in or something I need to verify otherwise
enough to list it here.
On the last command,
git config turns it into absolute path, while manually
.gitconfig can literally have the above. I wonder if the command
-- before the file, but not enough to actually try it 😃
- Caleb Hearth: Signing Git Commits with Your SSH Key (web.archive.org) inspired me to try this
- Andrew Ayer: It's Now Possible To Sign Arbitrary Data With Your SSH Keys instructs on signing and verifying files outside of git
- Merged Gitea PR for add support for ssh commit signing
- TODO: link to their blog once it's released
- GitHub feedback: Allow using SSH keys to sign commits
- TODO: notify here when it actually works, link to their guide or maybe remove the section?
- GitLab issues: Support for SSH signed commits
- TODO: a better link when this happens