PGP key certification

    % pgp -ks john
    Pretty Good Privacy(tm) 2.6.2 - Public-key encryption for the masses.
    (c) 1990-1994 Philip Zimmermann, Phil's Pretty Good Software. 11 Oct 94
    Uses the RSAREF(tm) Toolkit, which is copyright RSA Data Security, Inc.
    Distributed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Export of this software may be restricted by the U.S. government.
    Current time: 1996/11/09 13:11 GMT

    A secret key is required to make a signature. 
    You specified no user ID to select your secret key,
    so the default user ID and key will be the most recently
    added key on your secret keyring.

    Looking for key for user 'john':

    Key for user ID: John E Doe <>
    1024-bit key, Key ID F4DD25F1, created 1996/11/07
	      Key fingerprint =  26 67 A7 95 9F EC DE D7  05 4F 63 18 70 31 EB D2 

    READ CAREFULLY:  Based on your own direct first-hand knowledge, are
    you absolutely certain that you are prepared to solemnly certify that
    the above public key actually belongs to the user specified by the
    above user ID (y/N)? y

    You need a pass phrase to unlock your RSA secret key. 
    Key for user ID "Donald A Watrous <>"

    Enter pass phrase:  (does not echo) Pass phrase is good.  Just a moment....
    Key signature certificate added.

    Make a determination in your own mind whether this key actually
    belongs to the person whom you think it belongs to, based on available
    evidence.  If you think it does, then based on your estimate of
    that person's integrity and competence in key management, answer
    the following question:

    Would you trust "John E Doe <>"
    to act as an introducer and certify other people's public keys to you?
    (1=I don't know. 2=No. 3=Usually. 4=Yes, always.) ? 2

This page last updated November 11, 1996.