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  • Verify Hash and Signature of Zowe Binary

    These commands are tested on both Mac OS X v10.13.6 and Ubuntu v17.11.

    Step 1 - Verify Hash Code

    You can download hash code file "zowe-1.0.1.pax.sha512", then use this command to check:

    (gpg --print-md SHA512 zowe-1.0.1.pax > && diff zowe-1.0.1.pax.sha512 && echo matched || echo "not match"

    If you see "matched" means the binary you have downloaded is the same one that was officially distributed by the Zowe project. You can delete temporary "" after that.

    You can also use other commands, like "sha512", "sha512sum", or "openssl dgst -sha512" to generate SHA512 hash code. Just those hash code results are in a different format from what we provided but the values should be the same.

    Step 2 - Verify With Signature File

    In addition to the SHA512 hash we ensure that the hash is verifiable as well. This is done by digitally signing the hash text file with a KEY from one of the Zowe developers.

    You can download the signature file "zowe-1.0.1.pax.asc", and also public key "KEYS.jack" from

    There are few steps:

    1. Import the public key with command: gpg --import KEYS.jack
    2. If you never use gpg before, you may need to generate keys first: gpg --gen-key. Otherwise, please proceed to next step.
    3. Sign the downloaded public key with command: gpg --sign-key ADA180F59191D808
    4. Verify the file with command: gpg --verify zowe-1.0.1.pax.asc zowe-1.0.1.pax
    5. You can remove the imported key with command: gpg --delete-key ADA180F59191D808

    If you see output like this:

    gpg: Signature made Thu 07 Mar 2019 02:36:19 PM EST
    gpg:         using RSA key ADA180F59191D808
    gpg: Good signature from "Jack Tiefeng Jia (CODE SIGNING KEY) " [full]

    After completing these steps you can be assured that the binary file you have has come from the Zowe project.

Zowe Documentation -

After you download the Zowe package, you're ready to get started. Read the Zowe documentation to review the system requirements and follow the instructions to install Zowe.

Zowe Community page -

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GitHub Repo -

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