MacOS High Sierra GPG Signing

Pascal Andermatt
1 min readAug 6, 2018

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Step 1. Install Software

brew install gpg2 gnupg pinentry-mac

Info: gpg-agent is not more available but you can use gnupg

Step 2. Create ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf


pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-mac

Step 3. Create ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf



Step 4. Modify ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc


export GPG_TTY="tty"

Restart Terminal

Step 5. Generate your Key

Add GPG key to your GitHub Account

Step 6. Configure Git

git config --global <YOUR_NAME>
git config --global <YOUR_EMAIL>
git config --global user.signingkey <YOUR_KEY_ID>
git config --global commit.gpgsign true
git config --global gpg.program $(which gpg)

Step 7. Store password in keychain

  1. Create a Commit and toggle “Save in Keychain”
  2. Restart your Mac
  3. There should now be a “GnuPG” entry in your Keychain