Nitrokey partners with Gentoo Foundation to equip developers with USB keys
Apr 16, 2019
The Gentoo Foundation has partnered with Nitrokey to equip all Gentoo developers with free Nitrokey Pro 2 devices. Gentoo developers will use the Nitrokey devices to store cryptographic keys for signing of git commits and software packages, GnuPG keys, and SSH accounts.
Thanks to the Gentoo Foundation and Nitrokey’s discount, each Gentoo developer
is eligible to receive one free Nitrokey Pro 2. To receive their Nitrokey, developers
will need to register with their
@gentoo.org email address at the dedicated order
A Nitrokey Pro 2 Guide is available on the Gentoo Wiki with FAQ & instructions for integrating Nitrokeys into developer workflow.
ABOUT NITROKEY PRO 2
Nitrokey Pro 2 has strong reliable hardware encryption, thanks to open source. It can help you to: sign Git commits; encrypt emails and files; secure server access; and protect accounts against identity theft via two-factor authentication (one-time passwords).
Gentoo Linux is a free, source-based, rolling release meta distribution that features a high degree of flexibility and high performance. It empowers you to make your computer work for you, and offers a variety of choices at all levels of system configuration.
As a community, Gentoo consists of approximately two hundred developers and over fifty thousand users globally.
The Gentoo Foundation supports the development of Gentoo, protects Gentoo’s intellectual property, and oversees adherence to Gentoo’s Social Contract.
Nitrokey is a German IT security startup committed to open source hardware and software. Nitrokey develops and produces USB keys for data encryption, email encryption (PGP/GPG, S/MIME), and secure account logins (SSH, two-factor authentication via OTP and FIDO).
Nitrokey is proud to support the Gentoo Foundation in further securing the Gentoo infrastructure and contributing to a secure open source Linux ecosystem.