Appendix A GnuPG and EasyPG Assistant Configuration

If the auth-sources variable contains ~/.authinfo.gpg before ~/.authinfo, the auth-source library will try to read the GnuPG encrypted .gpg file first, before the unencrypted file.

The EasyPG Assistant, which comes bundled with Emacs, handles decryption of encrypted files automatically, see Top in EasyPG Assistant User’s Manual. It is an Emacs user interface to GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard), see Top in Using the GNU Privacy Guard. To get started with these quickly, see Quick Start in EasyPG Assistant User’s Manual.