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Feature #5316

Improve OpenPGP documentation

Added by Tails about 6 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/05/2014
Due date:
% Done:

63%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:

Description

  • Link to the OpenPGP features of Seahorse, for example the key management feature.
  • Link to general introduction to OpenPGP, for example:
  • Mention Enigmail and point to the Thunderbird documentation

"Paperkey reduces the amount of data
to be printed to the bare minimum (secret part of key) and adds
checksums which allow for easier restore of the key when typing it in or
dealing with dirty scans."


Subtasks

Bug #6568: Mention Seahorse in documentationConfirmed

Feature #9407: Mention OpenPGP best practicesConfirmed

Bug #9404: Document how to generate strong OpenPGP keys with Seahorse instead of Claws MailResolved

Feature #15174: Mention Enigmail in documentationRejected


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #8999: Claws Mail leaks cleartext of encrypted email to the IMAP server Resolved 03/03/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #9351: Document paperkey Resolved 05/06/2015

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from improve openpgp documentation to Improve OpenPGP documentation
  • Starter set to No

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #6568: Mention Seahorse in documentation added

#3 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to BitingBird
  • Target version set to Tails_1.3.2

#4 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from BitingBird to sajolida
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

I have a doubt... I'm working on a page about Seahorse, but should I put the link to gnupg.org there and consider I'm solving #6568 and this one at the same time? Or does OpenPGP deserve a dedicated page? If so, what else would go in it - we can link to the Seahorse page I'm working on, but we'd better not duplicate information, so 2 links seem not enough content to deserve a page.

#5 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Assignee changed from sajolida to BitingBird
  • QA Check changed from Info Needed to Dev Needed

That's a bit up to you and you should probably try out things and see how they go.

Maybe I would try first to have a general page about OpenPGP and include Seahorse in there. That page would also be a parent page for the documentation of the OpenPGP Applet. Also check out if we have other OpenPGP related tools. If so, then you could make #6568 a subtask of this one.

Regarding pointing to gnupg.org. Well, we have to do this because it's upstream but I'm not sure it's the best documentation about OpenPGP in the world and we should look for other ones (possible translated already). So I would have a look at Security-in-a-Box and the EFF Self-defense Guide first. They must have stuff about explaning the concepts behind OpenPGP and we know they are maintained and translated somehow.

#6 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#7 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

Note that paperkey will only be added in Tails 1.4 at best, so as of now we won't be able to close that ticket for Tails 1.3.1. But we can start working on it for sure...

#8 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.3.2 to Tails_1.4

We have enough tickets for 1.3.1, it's ok if this one waits a bit :)

#9 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

I'll have to mention to configure Claws to save drafts in local folder (either in PGP doc or in Claws doc, not sure).

#10 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8999: Claws Mail leaks cleartext of encrypted email to the IMAP server added

#11 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

That's #8999.

#12 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

Well, that's #8999 to solve it, but I'll document it here :)

#13 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Bug #6568: Mention Seahorse in documentation)

#14 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

I'll have to mention to configure Claws to save drafts in local folder (either in PGP doc or in Claws doc, not sure).

There's still some hope (?) that someone actually fixes that bug, so maybe hold on a bit before spending time documenting workarounds.

#15 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • QA Check deleted (Dev Needed)

#16 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

#17 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.4 to Tails_1.4.1

#18 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.4.1 to Tails_1.5

#19 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.5 to Tails_1.6

#20 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.6 to Tails_1.7

#21 Updated by BitingBird almost 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.7 to 246

#22 Updated by sajolida almost 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 246 to Tails_2.0

#23 Updated by BitingBird over 3 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Tails_2.0)

No date. If somebody wants to steal it, be welcome :)

#24 Updated by u about 2 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (BitingBird)

Unassigning BitingBird who seems to ask for somebody else to take this over.

#25 Updated by u over 1 year ago

Anybody interested in taking care of this task?

#26 Updated by sajolida about 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

We should mention Enigmail and point to the Thunderbird documentation.

#27 Updated by sajolida 3 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

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