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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 9, 2023

OpenGpg full support for Gpg Encryption Ifs stream file

Create some easy script / Command to use OpenGpg. Case : I have to send to some supplier and Customer a gpg encrypted file created in Ifs, They gave me their GPG key. Now I have to encrypt. So the Ifs files sales.txt have to became sales.txt.gpg. Please no java / php / Rpg totally complicated program.. just something easy to encrypt gpg a Ifs file.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 9, 2023

    Thanks for the replay. I will install it and take a look. But what about to have a Ibm standard command as interface for ?

    Instead to use scripts , one Ibm i some command that ask for

    1. IFS Path

    2. Input file name ( example test.txt)

    3. Output file name ( example text.txt.gpg)

    4. Keyfile to be used to encrypt ( example keyfile.asc)

    Such command should be usable also in a CLLE with some monitoring message.

    So you can issue it in interactive way or use in a batch process.

    Best regards


  • Guest
    May 9, 2023
    The IBM yum repository already contains GnuPG, which can be used to encrypt and decrypt files conforming to the OpenPGP standard. The package name is gnupg2 and can be installed with "yum install gnupg2" or found and installed using the Open Source Package Manager utility within ACS.

    For details on how to use GPG, refer to their documentation: