Stefan Kecskes

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching

Using GPG key for Git commits on Linux

Introduction “Hey, Stefan, can you please push your changes to the Git repository?” - asked my colleague. “and make sure you sign your commits with GPG!” - he added. “Sure, I will do that!” - I replied. But wait a minute, what is GPG signing? And why should I use it? PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) was initially developed by Phil Zimmermann in 1991 as a commercial product and was designed as a way to encrypt and decrypt email messages.