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sq-autocrypt - Man Page

Communicate certificates using Autocrypt


sq autocrypt import [OPTIONS] FILE
sq autocrypt decode [OPTIONS] FILE
sq autocrypt encode-sender [OPTIONS] FILE


Communicate certificates using Autocrypt.

Autocrypt is a standard for mail user agents to provide convenient end-to-end encryption of emails.  This subcommand provides a limited way to produce and consume headers that are used by Autocrypt to communicate certificates between clients.

See <https://autocrypt.org/>.


sq autocrypt import

Import Autocrypt-encoded certificates.

Given a mail containing autocrypt headers (or an key-gossip headers), this command extracts and imports the certificates encoded within it.

sq autocrypt decode

Read Autocrypt-encoded certificates.

Given an autocrypt header (or an key-gossip header), this command extracts the certificate encoded within it.

The converse operation is `sq autocrypt encode-sender`.

sq autocrypt encode-sender

Encode a certificate into an Autocrypt header.

A certificate can be encoded and included in a header of an email message.  This command encodes the certificate, adds the senders email address (which must match the one used in the `From` header), and the senders `prefer-encrypt` state (see the Autocrypt spec for more information).

The converse operation is `sq autocrypt decode`.


sq autocrypt import

Imports all certificates from a mail

    sq autocrypt import autocrypt.eml

sq autocrypt decode

Extract all certificates from a mail

    sq autocrypt decode autocrypt.eml

sq autocrypt encode-sender

Encodes a certificate

    sq autocrypt encode-sender juliet.pgp

Encodes a certificate with an explicit sender address

    sq autocrypt encode-sender --email juliet@example.org juliet.pgp

Encodes a certificate while indicating the willingness to encrypt

    sq autocrypt encode-sender --prefer-encrypt mutual juliet.pgp

See Also

sq(1), sq-autocrypt-import(1), sq-autocrypt-decode(1), sq-autocrypt-encode-sender(1).

For the full documentation see <https://book.sequoia-pgp.org>.


0.37.0 (sequoia-openpgp 1.21.1)

Referenced By

sq(1), sq-autocrypt-decode(1), sq-autocrypt-encode-sender(1), sq-autocrypt-import(1).

0.37.0 Sequoia PGP