To encrypt a message for some party, you must first import their certificate into NouveauPG.
Before using a certificate, be sure it’s valid. NouveauPG will warn before performing encryption with an invalid certificate.
You can either type a message or choose a file to encrypt. At this time, NouveauPG will only encrypt plain text files. (UTF-8 supported)
You can export your encrypted message by copying to the clipboard, or save as a text file.
If you wish to receive encrypted messages from another party, you must first create a new identity. Press the add button on the lower left hand corner of the window.
An identity looks a lot like the public key certificate but you have two more options: Decrypt Message and Private Keystore
The two new options are protected by the password you chose while creating the account.
You should use the Private Keystore feature to backup your identity. Make sure your keystore is saved on an encrypted volume. To restore an identity, or move it to a new computer, simply import the private key block.