Using GPG

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To participate in any part of the Fedora Project,
 
To participate in any part of the Fedora Project,
* You ''must'' have a GPG key pair.
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* You ''should'' have a GPG key pair.
* Your public key ''must'' be available on pgp.mit.edu.
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* Your public key ''should'' be available on pgp.mit.edu.
  
 
== Quick Start Guides ==
 
== Quick Start Guides ==

Revision as of 21:19, 4 October 2012


Contents

Using the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG/GPG)

GPG is used to identify yourself and authenticate your communications, including those with people you don't know. GPG allows anyone reading a GPG-signed email to verify its authenticity. In other words, GPG allows someone to be reasonably certain that communications signed by you actually are from you. GPG is useful because it helps prevent third parties from altering code or intercepting conversations and altering the message.

To participate in any part of the Fedora Project,

  • You should have a GPG key pair.
  • Your public key should be available on pgp.mit.edu.

Quick Start Guides


Using GPG with email clients:


Using GPG with webmail email clients:

Official GPG Links


About Public Key Encryption