File Manager Integration

Encryption and Keyrings integrates with Nautilus. You can encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files as well as import public keys from the file manager window without launching Encryption and Keyrings.

2.1. Encrypting Files

To encrypt files from the file manager, perform the following steps:

  • Select one or more files from the file manager,
  • Right click on any selected file and choose Encrypt,
  • Select the people you would like to encypt the file to, and then click OK.

2.2. Signing Files

To sign files from the file manager, perform the following steps:

  • Select one or more files from the file manager,
  • Right click on any selected file and choose Sign,
  • If asked, enter the passphrase of your private key.

2.3. Decrypting Files

To decrypt an encrypted file from the file manager, perform the following steps:

  • Double click on the file you want to decrypt,
  • If asked, enter the passphrase of your private key.

2.4. Verifying Signatures

To verify files, simply double-click on the the detached signature file.

Detached signature file names often take the form <file name>.sig