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Installing Gpg


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A few brief slides as presented at Barcamp Manchester explaining how to install GPG. It's only as I'm uploading this presentation now, I realise that I didn't include "how to use it", although many of the linked URLs do.

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Installing Gpg

  1. 1. Installing the GNU Privacy Guard and a brief overview on how it works Jon “The Nice Guy” Spriggs Presented 2009-11-08 to Barcamp Manchester
  2. 2. What will we be doing? <ul><li>Download the GPG application
  3. 3. Install it
  4. 4. Configure your e-Mail program to use GPG
  5. 5. Configure Firefox to use GPG </li></ul>
  6. 6. Installing GPG - Windows <ul><li>Getting GPG: </li><ul><li>Download and install (unless you're on Outlook 2007 or greater – in which case, use to install a different plugin.) </li></ul><li>Configure your e-mail program to use it... </li><ul><li>Outlook pre 2007:
  7. 7. Outlook 2007:
  8. 8. Thunderbird: </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Installing GPG – Mac OSX <ul><li>Getting GPG: </li><ul><li>Download and unpack this file - </li></ul><li>Configure your mail client </li><ul><li> – pre Snow Leopard:
  10. 10. – there are currently issues with GPG for Snow Leopard. You need to run it in 32 bit mode.
  11. 11. Thunderbird: </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Installing GPG – Linux <ul><li>Getting GPG </li><ul><li>It's probably already installed. If not, yell, and we'll find your package :) </li></ul><li>Configure your mail client </li><ul><li>Kmail just works.
  13. 13. Evolution just works.
  14. 14. Thunderbird: </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Firefox + GPG = FireGPG <ul><li>Get the plugin in Firefox </li><ul><li>Go to this page:
  16. 16. Accept all the options.
  17. 17. Restart your browser. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. What next? <ul><li>You have to create your GPG key. </li><ul><li>You should create a revocation certificate, which says “Don't use this key any more!” - this is step 8 at the above page </li></ul><li>Publish your key.
  19. 19. Try sending an e-mail! - Either to someone else here, or (a bot which replies to GPG mails!) See for more! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Stick around and after the break, we'll do key signing (which proves you know each other) and discuss what this means.