sett - secure encryption and transfer tool
Welcome to the official sett documentation page. Please use the table of contents menu to the left or below to navigate the topics.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Starting with version 4.4.0, sett has been updated to no longer use GnuPG as encryption backend by default.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
If you are a new sett user with no PGP key (the cryptographic key used for data encryption, decryption and signing), you can ignore this message.
If you were already using earlier sett versions, you will need to migrate the PGP key(s) you are using with sett to the new certificate store. Please refer to the instructions given in the section Migrating keys from the GnuPG keyring to the sett certificate store.
WHAT ELSE CHANGES FOR YOU AS A USER:
After you migrated your key(s) to the new sett certificate store, nothing else changes - simply keep using sett as you did before.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS CHANGE
Starting with version 4.4.0, sett no longer uses GnuPG as its default cryptographic backend. Instead, it now uses an embedded cryptographic library named sequoia<https://sequoia-pgp.org> and its own keystore.
As a result, the Open PGP keys located in your GnuPG keyring are no longer automatically detected by sett, and they must therefore be migrated to the new sett certificate store.
It remains possible to switch back to using GnuPG as cryptographic backend by enabling the
legacy_modeoption in the in the configuration file or “Use GnuPG legacy mode” in the settings tab of sett-gui.
- What is sett?
- sett quick start guide
- Installing sett on your local computer
- Installing dependencies
- Installing sett
- Updating sett
- PGP key management with sett
- Generate a new public/private PGP key pair
- Upload your public PGP key to the keyserver
- Register your public PGP key in the BioMedIT portal
- Download public PGP keys from the default keyserver
- Delete PGP keys from your local machine
- Revoke your PGP key
- Migrating keys from the GnuPG keyring to the sett certificate store
- Introduction to public-key cryptography, PGP and GnuPG
- Troubleshoot the “Network is unreachable” and “No keyserver available” error
- Generating SSH keys
- Encrypting, transferring and decrypting data with sett
- Encrypting files
- Transferring files
- Decrypting files
- PGP key auto-download and auto-refresh in sett
- Setting up predefined connection profiles for frequent use
- Working with large files
- Automating tasks with sett
- Installing or running sett behind a proxy
- Known issues and limitations
- Automating sett
- sett configuration file
- sett packaging file format specifications
- sett benchmarks
- Setting-up your system to run the sett benchmarks
- Running the sett benchmarks
- Benchmark results plotting
- Benchmark parameters
- Benchmark results and sett performance
- Frequently asked questions and bug reports
- Source code