Send support@2i2c.org encrypted content#

Sometimes community representatives need to send us encrypted information - usually credentials for cloud access or an authentication system. We use age (pronounced aghe) to allow such information to be encrypted and then sent to us in a way that anyone on the team can decrypt, rather than the information be tied to a single engineer. You’ll be directed to this page by 2i2c support if we require something encrypted from you.

This page describes how you can encrypt information and send it to us!

  1. Install age on your computer. On a Mac, if you are using homebrew, you can simply brew install age. On Linux, your package emanager should have age, and on Windows you can find binaries to download from the releases page. See all installation options

  2. Run age -e -r age1mmx8hfzalmn3tmpryrfvcud5vyfakxdfqe683r40qkr6pjd2ag6s72cat5 -a on your terminal, and paste the contents of the message you want to encrypt. Press enter, then Ctrl-D. Make sure to copy this exactly!

  3. age will print the encrypted version of your message on your terminal, and it’ll look something like this:

    -----BEGIN AGE ENCRYPTED FILE-----
    YWdlLWVuY3J5cHRpb24ub3JnL3YxCi0+IFgyNTUxOSAzOW1zTEwrM0FOZ2dWQUo0
    bks2WlZ0eU5LclRVNW4wcEZzRngyT0NSUkRjCm5oR0hGbzV0ZXJ4ZE0xQkdqSXFY
    WkoxaWI4VWQvd3pNbnpiR1BjTnNwREkKLS0tIHpLRXorOWlsS2pFWHFiK1JqUW8v
    U1pyYW40QSswcFNRZnBDcDcwN29EeVUKC5temNTLqJPd5oT0kfOOK2UHGgb2IVzK
    zZS5QmYxmbRNa7qRGqbL
    -----END AGE ENCRYPTED FILE-----
    
  4. Copy the encrypted version of the message and include it in the message to support@2i2c.org. All 2i2c engineers will be able to decrypt the message!