a quick guide on verifying GPG signatures for Litecoin in Windows. This will allow you to verify GPG signatures in Windows for your own personal use.
It has been tested on XP,sp3 and Win7, Win7_64, Win8_64, YMMV.**We need this tested on Vista! If you run this platform, please provide feedback
Russian translation: see first response below.First, the 10,000 foot level:
*Please read the notes at the end of this post*Step-by-StepDownload gpg4win
- Download the program gpg4win.
- Install gpg4win
- Create a certificate for yourself
- Set up the key directory server
- Search/Import LiteCoinDev's certificate
- Certify LiteCoinDev's certificate via your cert and LiteCoinDev's fingerprint.
- Verify Litecoin.exe.
- Install Litecoin
Get the full version, its the first link.Run the installer.
Choose where you want it. When you get to this screen, check the box and move on.Create a certificate for yourself:
Now, generate a new certificate for yourself.
Click on 'Advanced Settings'
Make it usable for Signing, Encryption, Authentication.
I generally make a self cert, that is not going 'into the wild' usable for a long time.
It will ask for a password. Give it one. Make it good, but NEVER lose it.
Click 'Finish'Set up the Directory Service:
Now, go to Settings| Configure Kleopatra
Click 'New' to set up a directory server.
Scheme is 'hkp', Server name is 'pgp.mit.edu', port 11371Search/Import LiteCoinDev's certificate
Click 'Ok' and then 'Lookup Certificates on Server'
Search for '0xC37E4723969276F5'If you are running a Mac, the builds are signed separately by the Mac developer:
This is because the Dev Team can't do deterministic builds like Linux and Win32.
Select 'Litecoin Dev Team' and 'Import'Certify LiteCoinDev's certificate via your cert and LiteCoinDev's fingerprint.
Click on the Others tab
Select and right click on Litecoin Dev Team's certificate and chose 'Certify Certificate'
Certify the new ID, making sure the fingerprint is as below:
DC38 0DA4 3082 F163 78C9 7414 C37E 4723 9692 76F5
If the fingerprint does NOT
Bad things are happening. Otherwise,
Select the certificate you created above:Verify Litecoin.exe
Go to File|Decrypt/verify, then select the exe or the corresponding signature
If it fails, STOP
. Bad things are happening. Do NOT install that program!
Run the Litecoin installer and smile, while enjoying your sense of accomplishment.
NOTES:gpg4win seems to 'hang' when its accessing the file system. I found being patient pays off (way too patient for my taste, but that's what works ).
Thank you rmbell for win7_64 testing and getting the ball rolling!Thank you General-Beck for Win8_64 testing and Russian translations.( See link below )