GnuPG 2.1 Explained for Everyone

Speaker: Niibe Yutaka

Track: Security

Type: Talk (20 mins)


Room: Buzz

Time: Aug 10 (Thu), 18:00

Duration: 0:20

In this short talk, basic organization of GnuPG 2.1 will be explained by demonstration, so that people can understand better. The intended audience is general Debian users. Crypto expert also could enjoy the demonstration about separation of data management, but detail of crypto algo or implementation will not be explained.

GnuPG 2.1 is now in Debian Stretch. While it comes with new features like ECC support, most important change is its architecture; In GnuPG 2.1, it consists of sub components (gpg command line front end, gpg-agent, dirmngr, scdaemon, etc.), and each component has its own role.

Focusing major use cases (encryption, decryption, signing, checking signature, and OpenSSH authentication), we will demonstrate the basic organization of GnuPG 2.1 by our family members. Cast plan (not yet decided, will be changed):

gpg: Ayumi (daughter)
gpg-agent: Hitoe (wife)
dirmngr: Hiroshi (son)
scdaemon: gniibe (me)