Hello Apache NiFi community,

Please find the associated guidance to help those interested in validating/verifying the release so they can vote.

# Download latest KEYS file:
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/KEYS

# Import keys file:
gpg --import KEYS

# [optional] Clear out local maven artifact repository

# Pull down nifi-1.7.1 source release artifacts for review:

wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-1.7.1/nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-1.7.1/nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip.asc
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-1.7.1/nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip.sha1
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-1.7.1/nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip.sha256
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-1.7.1/nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip.sha512

# Verify the signature
gpg --verify -v nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip.asc

# Verify the hashes (sha1, sha256, sha512) match the source and what was provided in the vote email thread
shasum -a 1 nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip
shasum -a 256 nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip
shasum -a 512 nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip

# Unzip nifi-1.7.1-source-release.zip

# Verify the build works including release audit tool (RAT) checks
cd nifi-1.7.1
mvn clean install -Pcontrib-check,include-grpc

# Verify the contents contain a good README, NOTICE, and LICENSE.

# Verify the git commit ID is correct

# Verify the RC was branched off the correct git commit ID

# Look at the resulting convenience binary as found in nifi-assembly/target

# Make sure the README, NOTICE, and LICENSE are present and correct

# Run the resulting convenience binary and make sure it works as expected

# Send a response to the vote thread indicating a +1, 0, -1 based on your findings.

Thank you for your time and effort to validate the release!

Andy LoPresto
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