This page is up to date in April 2020, it is suggested to the Applicant to exert caution and trust in priority the New Member website.
Declaration of Intent
An applicant to the "Debian Developer, uploading" or the "Debian Developer, non-uploading" status has to make a Declaration of Intent.
This is normally done through visiting https://nm.debian.org/process/XXX/intent , where XXX is the Applicant's Process number and post a signed message.
The message can be wrote in a plain text file, using one's favourite editor, and then signed using a command like cat text_file|gpg --clearsign --default-key $APPLICANT_KEY_ID.
Normally, the command to use is suggested on the Applicant's Intent page.
After submitting this signed statement (the message along with the GPG signature obtained through the recommended command) through the form on the Intent page, this step is done.