Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of openpgp/software


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     3= Suggested OpenPGP software  =
     4== Using GnuPG on a Macintosh Computer ==
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     6=== How do I use GnuPG with a Macintosh and Thunderbird? ===
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     8 * Download and install [http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/ Mac GnuPrivacy Guard], or if you running 10.4 or newer, download and install [http://sourceforge.net/projects/macgpg2/ Mac GPG2].
     9 * Follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureEnigmailwithThunderbird directions below to install and configure Enigmail for Thunderbird and generate a private/public key pair].
     10
     11=== How do I use GnuPG with Macintosh, web mail and Firefox? ===
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     13 * Download and install [http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/ Mac GnuPrivacy Guard and GPG Keychain Access]. There are several other packages available for download which are not required but you may find useful.
     14 * Run the GPG Keychain Access program and generate a new public/private key (FIXME: we need documentation on how to do this).
     15 * Follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureFireGPGwithFirefox directions below to install and configure FireGPG for Firefox].
     16
     17== Using GnuPG on a Windows Computer ==
     18
     19=== How do I use GnuPG with Windows and Thunderbird? ===
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     21 * Download and install [http://www.gnupg.org/download/index.en.html#auto-ref-2 GnuPG for Windows], which provides the core GnuPG program.
     22 * Follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureEnigmailwithThunderbird directions below to install and configure Enigmail for Thunderbird and generate a private/public key pair].
     23
     24=== How do I use GnuPG with Windows, web mail and Firefox? ===
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     26 * Download and install [http://www.gpg4win.org/ Gpg4win], which provides a suite of encryption related packages for Windows, including GnuPG (the core program) and Gnu Privacy Assistant which is used for managing your keys.
     27 * Use GnuPrivacy Assistant to [#HowdoIuseGNUPrivacyAssistanttogenerateaprivatepublickeypair create a private/public key pair].
     28 * Follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureFireGPGwithFirefox directions below to install and configure FireGPG for Firefox].
     29
     30== Using GnuPG on a GNU/Linux Computer ==
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     32Every major GNU/Linux operating system (e.g. [http://ubuntu.com Ubuntu], [http://debian.org Debian], [http://fedoraproject.org/ Fedora], etc) comes by default with GnuPG for their desktop installations. The following directions assume you are using Debian or Ubuntu or another Debian-based Linux installation.
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     34[http://www.gnome.org/projects/seahorse/ Seahorse] is a graphical user interface for managing your keys. It is a useful program to have regardless of whether you use Thuderbird (Icedove) or Firefox (Iceweasel) and webmail. You can install it with:
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     36{{{
     37sudo aptitude install seahorse
     38}}}
     39
     40=== How do I use GnuPG with Linux and Thunderbird (Icedove)? ===
     41
     42 * Install Enigmail:
     43{{{
     44sudo aptitude install enigmail
     45}}}
     46 * Restart any Thunderbird (or Icedove) instances.
     47 * Follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureEnigmailwithThunderbird directions below to install and configure Enigmail for Thunderbird and generate a private/public key pair].
     48
     49=== How do I use GnuPG with Linux, web mail and Firefox (Iceweasel)? ===
     50
     51To use with Firefox/Iceweasel and webmail, follow the [#HowdoIinstallandconfigureFireGPGwithFirefox directions below to install and configure FireGPG for Firefox].
     52
     53== Specific Programs ==
     54
     55=== How do I use GNU Privacy Assistant to generate a private/public key pair? ===
     56
     57 * Launch GNU Privacy Assistant
     58 * When running for the first time, you should be prompted to use the key generation wizard. If you are not prompted to start the wizard, click Keys -> New Key...
     59 * Complete the wizard to generate your key.
     60 * Publish your key. Click Server -> Send keys...
     61
     62=== How do I install and configure Enigmail with Thunderbird? ===
     63
     64 * Download [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/home/ Enigmail], a plugin for Thunderbird that provides OpenPGP support. Enigmail has an excellent [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart.php manual to get you started]. Below are the quick and dirty steps:
     65 * [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart-ch1.php#id2533080 Install Enigmail].
     66 * [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart-ch2.php#id2533185 Create your private/public key].
     67 * Optionally, [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart-ch2.php#id2533620 publish your public key].
     68 * [http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart-ch3.php#id2533703 Practice signing and encrypting your email]
     69
     70=== How do I install and configure FireGPG with Firefox? ===
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     72 * Click the [http://getfiregpg.org/?page=install download FireGPG] button while running Firefox. After installing FireGPG you will need to restart Firefox before you can use FireGPG.
     73 * FIXME: need instructions on using FireGPG to sign, verify and decrypt messages.
     74
     75=== How do I know what version of Thunderbird I'm running? ===
     76
     77You can see what version of Thunderbird you have by:
     78
     79 * go to Thunderbird
     80 * click on "Help" (File menus at the top)
     81 * "About Mozilla Thunderbird"