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Setup GPG for git on macOS

jma profile image Jie Originally published at jma.im Updated on ・1 min read

Install gnupg and pinentry-mac

brew install gnupg
brew install pinentry-mac
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Generating a GPG key

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Generating key

gpg --full-generate-key
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Checking the key

gpg --list-secret-keys --keyid-format LONG
/Users/hubot/.gnupg/secring.gpg
-----------------------------------------
sec   4096R/3AA5C34371567BD2 2016-03-10 [expires: 2017-03-10]
uid                          Hubot 
ssb   4096R/42B317FD4BA89E7A 2016-03-10
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Copying the key

In this example, the GPG key ID is 3AA5C34371567BD2

gpg --armor --export 3AA5C34371567BD2 | pbcopy
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Load the key for git

vim .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf
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add the line

pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-mac
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Backup and restore

gpg --export-secret-keys KEY_ID > my-private-key.asc
gpg --import my-private-key.asc
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