Adding a Discourse proof
Let’s add a decentralized Discourse proof to your OpenPGP keys.
Update the Discourse account ¶
Log in to the discourse instance website and add the following text to your About me (make sure to replace FINGERPRINT):
This is an OpenPGP proof that connects my OpenPGP key to this Discourse account. For details check out https://keyoxide.org/guides/openpgp-proofs [Verifying my OpenPGP key: openpgp4fpr:FINGERPRINT]
After posting, copy the link to your profile page (it should end with your /u/USERNAME).
Update the PGP key ¶
First, edit the key (make sure to replace FINGERPRINT):
gpg --edit-key FINGERPRINT
Add a new notation:
Enter the notation (make sure to replace PROFILE_URL with the link to the profile copied above):
Save the key:
Upload the key to WKD or use the following command to upload the key to keys.openpgp.org (make sure to replace FINGERPRINT):
gpg --keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org --send-keys FINGERPRINT
And you’re done! Reload your profile page, it should now show a verified Discourse account.