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    Probot GPG

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    A GitHub App built with Probot that enforces GPG signatures on pull requests

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    # Install dependencies
    npm install
    # Run the bot
    npm start


    Configure this app on your organizations and repositories. Be sure to enable required status checks if you want to enforce GPG signatures on all pull requests.

    See docs/ if you would like to run your own instance of this plugin.

    How it works

    Git supports signing commits with GPG keys to verify commit authorship beyond the easy-to-forge author field.

    GitHub supports verifying GPG signatures on commits and has an excellent series of help articles for creating a GPG key, using it with git locally, and linking it to a GitHub account.

    After installation, this app checks all commits of new (or newly updated) pull requests for valid GPG signatures according to the GitHub API. Note that for the status check to be success, every contributor of a pull request must:

    • set up a GPG key on their local machine
    • sign all of their commits in the pull request with that key
    • link that key with their GitHub account

    GPG status check success screenshot

    Otherwise, the app will set the status to failure.

    GPG status check failed screenshot

    Email privacy

    If you or any of your contributors use a GitHub-provided noreply email address to keep a personal email address private, that noreply address should be used when creating a GPG key. Make sure that git's config is also using that noreply address so that GitHub associates the GPG key correctly and validates it.

    Further reading

    Special thanks and attributions


    npm i probot-gpg-status

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