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Old 07-02-2019, 10:18 PM   #1
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GNUPG without Email?


Okay, I have been reading questions that are well received on LQ and realized my questions are more or less crap. I don't show my research and all the time ask questions and then answer them in five minuets. I want to work on that, so I going to do so. I reading through this guide on Linux Server Hardening: https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-security.html I saw it mentioned GnuPG. I have heard a lot about GnuPG (and similar packages) and have wanted to start using something like them (for storing files with personal information safely on my system as well as transmitting files safer). There is one thing I am not a fan of, having to assign an email. I just want to encrypt them and not need to provide an email or anything, just a password. I have been looking around, but can't seem to find anything solid so far. I have found nice lists: https://alternativeto.net/software/gnupg/, but some of these are

A) Unveted (I know there are lots of alternatives for lots of packages and not all are as secure)

B) So far all seem to also require an email

Does anyone have a recommendation for an alternative for GnuPG that doesn't require an email?
 
Old 07-02-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

I think you don't actually need an email address to make and use gpg keys. When you run "gpg --key-gen" you can just leave the email blank.

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:05 PM   #3
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Hi,

I think you don't actually need an email address to make and use gpg keys. When you run "gpg --key-gen" you can just leave the email blank.

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Ahhh I don't, thank you! I should of seen that I feel bad for posting this now it does require a name but I can put something like idk platypus or something.gpg --key-gen
 
Old 07-07-2019, 11:35 PM   #4
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transmitting files safer
For this you don't need to use gpg directly to encrypt and decrypt them (unless you are going to send files over regular, unencrypted links).

Are you familiar with https://retroshare.cc/ ? It has filesharing which works great.
 
  


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