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From: "Frank Ch. Eigler" <>
To: Overseers mailing list <>
Cc: Mark Wielaard <>,
	"Frank Ch. Eigler" <>,
	Morten Linderud <>, Sam James <>
Subject: Re: gitsigur for protecting git repo integrity
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 16:20:01 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi -

> I like the general idea of (optionally) signing commits. And having an
> associated store of known keys.


> As long as there are also unsigned or unknown signed commits it makes
> sense to also introduce some kind of transparancy log so people can
> check commits came in through a (ssh authenticated) receive-pack (and
> were not to result of direct manipulation of a repo on the server).

Manipulation on the server could not result in creation or editing of
signed commits, since the server (by design) does not hold any crypto
credentials.  That's one of the benefits of habitually signing git

> I don't think enforcing mode will be very popular on normal
> development branches. But I can see it being something you might want
> for release branches. [...]

Who knows, maybe.  Given that releases come from development branches,
and given that signing your commits is rather lightweight, eventually
enough people could get used to it and to the assurances to just
toggle the switch for important branches.

But the script is configurable.  Any project can:

- direct their sigur hook to a key repo of their choice, or a shared one

- have multiple active sigur hooks, configured differently, so as to
  enforce distinct policies for different branches

> [...]
> Does it make sense for there to be a mode that requires (just) tags to
> be signed?

I suspect that wouldn't need to be a mode, just another configuration

     sigur --checkref='ref/tags/*' --mode=enforcing [...]

- FChE

  reply	other threads:[~2023-06-19 20:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-06-17  0:03 Frank Ch. Eigler
2023-06-18 23:03 ` Mark Wielaard
2023-06-19 20:20   ` Frank Ch. Eigler [this message]
2023-06-29 18:55 ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2023-07-04  8:32   ` Mark Wielaard
2023-07-05 18:25     ` Mark Wielaard
2023-07-05 20:01       ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2023-07-10 21:35         ` Ludovic Courtès
2023-07-10 22:05           ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2023-07-14 13:18             ` Ludovic Courtès
2023-07-14 14:00               ` Frank Ch. Eigler

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