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GnuPG Made Easy

GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) is a library designed to make access to GnuPG easier for applications. It provides a High-Level Crypto API for encryption, decryption, signing, signature verification and key management.

Currently it uses GnuPG as its backend but the API isn't restricted to this engine; in fact, there is already a backend for CMS (S/MIME).


English programmer reference in Texinfo, Postscript, HTML included


version 1.8.0 (stable)
released on 16 November 2016

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Leaders and contributors

Werner Koch Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Required to useGnuPG 1.0.5

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 January 2017.


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