30 November 2007

Three links you for GPG ("gnu-ish PGP) on Mac

Just in case you need to setup a PGP-like infrastructure on Mac-OS: I recommend the GNU-GPG-tools
for it - and found helpful instructions on MacGPG-site.


  1. Download the files from Sourceforge. You'll surely need "GnuPG for OSX" and "GPG KeyChain Access" (makes life much easier).

  2. Point your browser to the cool docu (by Zeitform).

  3. In case you need to pgp-encrypt EMail (I'm sure you need to!), get GPGMail (from SENTE), also free.



Installation is very straightforward.

Then you

  • (must) generate your own key (unless you already have one and it's still valid!),

  • (should propably) upload your public key to a keyserver (the default keyserver of GPG works fine),

  • (have to) find the keys of your communication partners, either on the public keyservers or from them directly,

  • (should) publish your key's fingerprint, so others can verify a downloaded key... (put it on your website, find mine here). In case your're too lazy to klick: 9E64 477B 0BCF A2C6 C868 68B3 CF32 9C31 4E1A 26BA



And you're done: From now on, your mails or files can look like (snippet from the pgp'd version of this post:)




-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (Darwin)
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Rw7IYyrRmyMALZF76JpzYlZrVKry+W/4Z/0KaD+JbYH1j5LefRC10XEI2n9utr04
2iNvrrBvYgEVGbbdXYhSUmxTkvGq3njC55PHura3gxI2NVa74qt1y3tGcO9vvIgA
npblWP0r1elJBC7VyzUjaf10H0C0RAEBBekmdTZs3bXkbtZTPxoZpSi6skFRBrzh
8eezu....

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