OpenPGP Adapter

Downloading the GnuPG libraries for the Open PGP Adapter

This release of the OpenPGP adapter supports GnuPG V1.4.2 and later for Windows operating systems.

The OpenPGP adapter uses the Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG) third-party product to perform the functionality required by the adapter. To use the OpenPGP adapter, you must first download and install the GNU PG libraries from the GNU website.

  • For Windows operating systems, the binary images for the GnuPG product are available for download.
  • For UNIX operating systems, you must download and recompile the GnuPG source to generate the binary images.

After you download and install the GnuPG files, use the following instructions to configure the location of the GnuPG (gpg.exe) executable file for the OpenPGP adapter.

Configuring the gpg.exe file location in the Windows registry

The OpenPGP adapter requires the following change to the registry for it to determine the location of the GnuPG (gpg.exe) executable file.

To specify the location of the GnuPG gpg.exe file in the registry:
  1. Click Start > Run and enter regedit to launch the Registry Editor.
  3. Right click on the GNUPG key, select New > String Value from the menu, and name the string value gpgProgram.
  4. Double-click gpgProgram to assign a value to it.
  5. In the Value field, enter the full path to the GnuPG gpg.exe file. For example: C:\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select File > Exit to exit the Registry Editor.