How to create a PGP key

So you want to send encrypted messages to a buddy. How to generate a key? Follow these simple steps.

Install gpg if you haven’t already.

sudo apt-get -y install gpg

Now you need to generate a key pair

gpg --full-gen-key

Follow the on-screen prompts. I used RSA encryption, 4096 length, 1y expiration.

Now that our key is made, we want to output it to a keyserver. Export and copy the key to clipboard

gpg --export -a | xclip -i -selection clipboard

Paste it into https://pgp.mit.edu/

DONE