How to Encrypt GnuPG / GPG / PGP Message With Gnu Privacy Assistant

How to encrypt text with GPA

In order to encrypt text, you need to first copy and paste the unencrypted text to GPA’s Clipboard. Then select Encrypt from File menu or from icon ribbon.

Copy & Paste message to GPA’s Clipboard.

In the dialog, select public keys which can decrypt the encrypted text. You can select multiple keys although every select key increases the encrypted text’s length. Also note, that if you do not select your self, you are unable decrypt the text. You have also an option to Sign the document so that the receiver of the message can verify the sender.

Select keys which can decrypt the encrypted text.

If you have not set the public key as trusted, you get warning that you are unsure if the key belongs to the receiver.

Warning that you do not trust the key (We are unsure that receiver key is really receiver’s key).

If you are signing the message / file, you need to enter your private key’s password.

Enter your private key’s password.

Copy and paste the encrypted message to the email or IM application.

Encrypted message

How to encrypt file with GPA

If you are in the Clipboard (or any other view), open the File Manager by pressing the Files icon in the ribbon or selecting File Manager from Windows -menu.

Open the GPA’s File manager

Select Open from ribbon or from File menu.

Open files
Select Encrypt from ribbon.
Choose the public keys which against the files are encrypted.
Attach the encrypted file to a message with Email / IM application.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *