Setup PGP Key in Ubuntu
Create Encrypted Files and Folders in Ubuntu
Seahorse is a front-end for GnuPG (Gnu Guard Program), a tool for secure communication and data storage. With Seahorse extension for Nautilus, you could encrypt a file or folder by right-clicking it and selecting ‘Encrypt’ on nautilus context menu. Files and folders that are encrypted cannot be accessed without the passwords used to encrypt them. It is a another way to protect your sensitive information.
To get started, go to Ubuntu Software Center.
Then search and install ‘Decrypt File’.
After installing search for Passwords and Keys with Unity search.
Next, click File –> New
Then select ‘PGP Key’ and continue.
Type your name and and email address, then click ‘Create’.
Type your password and confirm.
Log Out and Log back in.
Open Passwords and Keys again
Click My Personal Keys (your private key should appear here)
File –> Export
save the .asc file (aka: ASCII Armored file)
This saves your public key, allowing you to share it with friends so they can share files with you.
How to decrypt
Simply right click on a .pgp file and click decrypt