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HPE GPG or RPM Signature Verification

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The contents of this page will help you verify through GPG/RPM, the code you received has been signed with digital private keys only held by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company . In addition this ensures that the file has not been manipulated by a third party.

Download the keys

Copy the compressed tar file (HPE-GPG-Public-Keys.tar.gz) from the link below to your local directory and extract the public keys.

Import the keys for RPM

Import the public keys one at a time while logged in as root by running the following command:

# rpm --import /path_to_the_key/file_name_of_the_key

example # rpm --import /path_to_the_key/

Import the keys for GPG

For each key that you have unzipped install the public key using the --import flag of the gpg command:

# gpg --import /path_to_the_key/file_name_of_the_key

example # gpg --import /path_to_the_key/

Verify using RPM

Use the rpm --checksig command to validate and verify the digital signature of the signed file. The output from the command indicates the validity of the signature:

# rpm --checksig filename_of_the_rpm

example result # filename_of_the_rpm.rpm: sha1 md5 OK

If your file does not pass verification or you do not have the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company public key installed, you may see an error:

# rpm --checksig sample_file.rpm
sample_file.rpm: (SHA1) DSA sha1 md5 (GPG) NOT OK (MISSING KEYS: key#s)

In this case then do not install the rpm. This means the file has been modified in some way since being released from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Verify using GPG

Use the gpg --verify command to validate and verify the digital signature of the signed file. The output from the command indicates the validity of the signature. Specify the .sig (detached signature)file and the corresponding input file in the command:

# gpg --verify filename.sig filename

If the level of trust on the key has not been set, you will see a trust level warning similar to this:

gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.

Because you have downloaded the key from this site, and this site is SSL secured by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, you can ultimately trust that this public key is indeed from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Therefore edit the key to set the trust level of the key for proper verification.

First find the "key_name" of the key, type the command below and select the key that you need to trust

# gpg --list-keys

Example of a "key_name" "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company RSA 2048 1"

Edit the key

# gpg --edit-key "key_name"

Then type the command "trust", and select "5" for trusting the key ultimately.
Confirm and type quit to exit

Going forward, you should not see the warning about an untrusted identity when verifying the signature. Example verification output is below:

# gpg --verify test.bin.sig test.bin
gpg: Signature made Thu 03 Jan 2013 04:48:47 PM UTC using RSA key ID 5CE2D476
gpg: Good signature from "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company RSA 2048 1"

Additional product information
Product #: HPLinuxCodeSigning
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