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Encrypt a File Using GPG

Hands-On Lab


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With the prevalence of cloud servers in use today, security should be at the forefront of their deployments. Just as important is the security of important local files and documents. We can employ the GNU Privacy Guard, or GPG, toolset to encrypt files; and through the use of sharing public keys with other users, we can decrypt files from other people. In this hands-on lab, we will walk through creating a new public GPG key, encrypt a file and sign it, and send that file to another user to decrypt with our public key.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.