GPG encryption and decryption in node.js by way of the gpg command-line tool
This module is a wrapper around
gpg for use within Node. Node-GPG takes care of spawning
gpg, passing it
the correct arguments, and piping input to stdin. It can also pipe input in from files and output out to files.
Use Node-GPG if you are considering calling
gpg directly from your application.
In order to use Node-GPG, you'll need to have the
gpg binary in your $PATH.
npm install gpg
Node-GPG supports both direct calls to GPG with string arguments, and streaming calls for piping input and output from/to files.
See the source for more details.
If a function you need is not implemented, you can call gpg directly with arguments of your choice by
gpg.call(stdinStr, argsArray, cb), or
gpg.callStreaming(inputFileName, outputFileName, argsArray, cb).
In casual testing, encrypting a simple 400-character email to an El-Gamal key took upwards of 11 seconds using
openpgpjs and 14 seconds with kbpgp,
but takes less than 0.1 seconds with
The following are the major contributors of
node-gpg (in no specific order).