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Seahorse is a graphical interface for managing and using encryption keys. Currently it supports PGP keys (using GPG/GPGME) and SSH keys. Its goal is to provide an easy to use Key Management Tool, along with an easy to use interface for encryption operations.

Seahorse is integrated into the GNOME Desktop Environment and allows users to perform operations from their regular applications, like nautilus or gedit.


You can build and install Seahorse using Meson:

meson build
ninja -C build
ninja -C build install


You can browse the code, issues and more at Seahorse’s GitLab repository.

If you find a bug in Seahorse, please file an issue on the issue tracker. Please try to add reproducible steps and the relevant version of Seahorse.

If you want to contribute functionality or bug fixes, please open a Merge Request (MR). For more info on how to do this, see GitLab’s help pages on MR’s.

If Seahorse is not translated in your language or you believe that the current translation has errors, you can join one of the various translation teams in GNOME. Translators do not commit directly to Git, but are advised to use our separate translation infrastructure instead. More info can be found at the translation project wiki page.

More information

Seahorse has its own web page on https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse.

To discuss issues with developers and other users, you can subscribe to the mailing list or join #seahorse on irc.gnome.org.


Seahorse is released under the GPL. See COPYING for more info.