How to Cryptographically Verify Your Identity on Mastodon

For most users, a simple verification link is sufficient to prove your identity on Mastodon, says Seth Kenlon, “but for your corporate brand, you may want something backed up with cryptography.” 

Technology suitable for this task has been in use for years, Kenlon explains: “It's GnuPG, an implementation of PGP, and it's usable for Mastodon now, thanks to the open source project Keyoxide.”

This article walks you through the process, so you can “start building a ring of trust that goes far beyond the old blue Twitter checkmark.” 

Read more at Enable Sysadmin.

See also:
Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon
Mastodon in the Spotlight

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