Signing Keys

All tagged ZFS on Linux releases are signed by the official maintainer for that branch. These signatures are automatically verified by GitHub and can be checked locally by downloading the maintainers public key.


Release branch (spl/zfs-*-release)

Maintainer: Ned Bass
Key ID: C77B9667
Fingerprint: 29D5 610E AE29 41E3 55A2 FE8A B974 67AA C77B 9667
Maintainer: Tony Hutter
Key ID: D4598027
Fingerprint: 4F3B A9AB 6D1F 8D68 3DC2 DFB5 6AD8 60EE D459 8027

Master branch (master)

Maintainer: Brian Behlendorf
Key ID: C6AF658B
Fingerprint: C33D F142 657E D1F7 C328 A296 0AB9 E991 C6AF 658B

Checking the Signature of a Git Tag

First import the public key listed above in to your key ring.

$ gpg --keyserver --recv C6AF658B
gpg: requesting key C6AF658B from hkp server
gpg: key C6AF658B: "Brian Behlendorf <>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 1

After the public key is imported the signature of a git tag can be verified as shown.

$ git tag --verify zfs-0.6.5
object 7a27ad00ae142b38d4aef8cc0af7a72b4c0e44fe
type commit
tag zfs-0.6.5
tagger Brian Behlendorf <> 1441996302 -0700

ZFS Version 0.6.5
gpg: Signature made Fri 11 Sep 2015 11:31:42 AM PDT using DSA key ID C6AF658B
gpg: Good signature from "Brian Behlendorf <>"
gpg:                 aka "Brian Behlendorf (LLNL) <>"