Adding a GitLab proof

Let’s add a decentralized GitLab proof to your OpenPGP keys. This will also work on self-hosted instances.

Post a GitLab proof message

Log in to or any other GitLab instance and click on New project.

Set the project name to a name of your choosing.

Set the project slug to gitlab_proof.

Set the project description to (make sure to replace FINGERPRINT):

[Verifying my OpenPGP key: openpgp4fpr:FINGERPRINT]

Optional: edit the to this:

This is an OpenPGP proof that connects my OpenPGP key to this GitLab account. For details check out

After creating the project, copy the link to the project.

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 update with the link to the project copied above):

Save the key:


Upload the key to WKD or use the following command to upload the key to (make sure to replace FINGERPRINT):

gpg --keyserver hkps:// --send-keys FINGERPRINT

And you’re done! Reload your profile page, it should now show a verified GitLab account.