Are you new to the Fedora community? Not sure where to start? Learn how to make your first steps in the Fedora community by earning these Fedora Badges.

What are Fedora Badges?

Fedora Badges are a fun way to earn virtual badges in the Fedora community. There are hundreds of badges to earn for different types of activities. Some badges are for technical tasks while others are for non-technical tasks. To learn more about Fedora Badges, read the website for more info.

This page lists some of the best Fedora Badges to earn when you’re getting started. You may be able to earn more badges too! But if you aren’t sure where to start, begin with these ones.

Involvement

Involvement is awarded when you sign the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA). To sign the FPCA, do this from the Fedora Account System (FAS).

Involvement - Fedora Badges

White Rabbit

White Rabbit is awarded when you set your time zone in your Fedora Account System (FAS) account. Some tools in Fedora will display your time zone or what your current local time is. This is helpful so others know when you may be around or to find good meeting times. To set your time zone in FAS, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Fedora Account System

  2. Select Login in the top-right corner

  3. Login with username and password

  4. Select My Account on menu at the top

  5. Select Edit on the Your Fedora Account page

  6. Change the Time Zone field to your current time zone

  7. Select Save

This badge is not awarded immediately. You should receive it in a few days of updating your time zone.

White Rabbit - Fedora Badges

Crypto Badger

Crypto Badger is awarded when you add an SSH key to your Fedora Account System (FAS) account. You may or may not have an SSH key already. If you do, you can add it to your FAS account with these steps:

  1. Generate SSH key using ssh-keygen

    1. If you use defaults, this generates a ~/.ssh/id_rsa private key file and a ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub public key file

  2. Go to Fedora Account System

  3. Select Login in the top-right corner

  4. Login with username and password

  5. Select My Account on menu at the top

  6. Select Edit on the Your Fedora Account page

  7. Upload ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub public key file you generated in first step

  8. Select Save

The badge is awarded once per week, so you may not get the badge immediately. If it’s longer than seven days, ask for help in #fedora-admin on IRC.

Crypto Badger - Fedora Badges

Crypto Panda

Crypto Panda is awarded when you add a GPG public key to your Fedora Account System (FAS) account. You may or may not have a GPG key already. They are not required. If you want to generate one, read the GPG series on the Fedora Magazine. If you have a GPG public key, upload it FAS with these steps:

  1. Go to Fedora Account System

  2. Select Login in the top-right corner

  3. Login with username and password

  4. Select My Account on menu at the top

  5. Select Edit on the Your Fedora Account page

  6. Add the last 16 characters of your public key fingerprint file (e.g. 39E45FB6014131E4) to GPG Key ID

  7. Select Save

Crypto Panda - Fedora Badges

Baby Badger

Baby Badger is awarded when you log into the Fedora Badges website for the first time. To log into the Fedora Badges site, you need to register in the Fedora Account System (FAS). After you have an account, log in to the Badges application to earn this badge.

Baby Badger - Fedora Badges

Other badges

The badges listed here are also good badges to earn. They aren’t explained yet, but they will be soon. If you want to help with this, come say hello in #fedora-commops on Freenode’s IRC network.