Ticket #127 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

"Sign" action on Nautilus generate files that are incompatible with CLA

Reported by: dpaulo Owned by: toshio
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Web Application Version: Production
Severity: Normal Keywords: sign, cla, seahorse, pgp
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Sensitive:


When creating a CLA, we can use the graphic tool Seahorse to generate both PGP and SSH keys. Unfortunately, when we need to complete CLA validation by sending a PGP-signed file, it's not possible to use graphic tools to do that, because the Nautilus' "Sign" action generates a file that is not recognized by the Fedora Account System, forcing us to use command line do sign the file by typing "gpg -a --sign [file]".

If was possible use only graphic tools during entire CLA creation process it would be much more easy, and Fedora would lose less contributors that give up creating a Fedora account when they can't create/publish PGP/SSH keys and/or sign the file (which are the two critical steps when creating CLA).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jkeating

  • Owner changed from jkeating to toshio
  • Component changed from Hosted Projects to Web Application

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by toshio

  • Status changed from new to assigned

I just installed Seahorse and I don't have a sign action in nautilus.

1) Does this happen when signing in seahorse as well. 2) Is there some other package you have installed to make nautilus have a sign action?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by toshio

Blah. I needed to restart nautilus of course.

So here's the problem. The nautilus sign action creates a "detached signature". This means that the data and signature end up in separate files. This is not something that will be easy to support in the current account system code. Try using gedit's seahorse plugin instead of nautilus::

Open the CLA in gedit. Modify it as instructed in the CLA directions. Go to Edit preferences. Click on the Plugins tab. Click on the checkbox to enable "Text Encryption". Now that you have the plugin enabled you can click on Edit and then Sign to sign the document. Once signed, you should be able to save the document and then email it to the account system.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by toshio

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Closing as there's a graphical way to do this via gedit. Feel free to reopen if you feel the need for nautilus integration specifically.

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