Teaching GnuPG to noobs

Steve Butler sbutler at fchn.com
Tue Jun 16 17:22:01 CEST 2015

Biggest pitfall -- new users sending me both their public and private keys. Most have a mental block on how these are used.

I generated a set of documents about a decade ago that someone asked permission to post on the web.  Just did a search and could not find.  I'll try to dig through my thumb drive at home to see if they are buried someplace there.


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From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of A.T. Leibson
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:50 AM
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Subject: Teaching GnuPG to noobs

Hi everyone,

What has your experience been teaching inexperienced users how to use GnuPG properly? What are common pitfalls on the part of the instructor?
What aspects are the most challenging for new users to understand?

Lastly, what's your favorite noob-friendly guide, and why?


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