GPG Keyring

nymphemeral has its own GPG keyring within its base directory and it does not access information from the user keyring. Therefore, if you are going to use End-to-End Encryption, you have to manually add the respective key to the keyring.

More information regarding End-to-End Encryption can be found in the Sending Messages and Decrypting Messages sections.

Adding Key

Considering you will encrypt a message to a user whose public key is in the pkey.asc file in the home directory. You can add it to nymphemeral’s keyring with:

gpg --homedir ~/.config/nymphemeral --import ~/pkey.asc

Now you can type its UID or fingerprint when encrypting the message.

Similarly, you can also add private keys to the keyring if you expect to receive messages encrypted to a specific key you have. The GPG Agent will automatically prompt you for a passphrase and decrypt the message.

Default Keys

nymphemeral’s package includes the public keys of the server and the nymphemeral nym. By importing the former to the client keyring you are able to create and use nyms on that server, and if you need to contact us, the latter allows you to send end-to-end encrypted messages to In order to import them you should click Import Default Keys in the Nym Servers window (presented in Managing Servers).

The included keys can be found in the nymphemeral.keyring module as .asc files and a detached signature of’s public key signed by the Jeremy Bentham Remailer Admin can be used to verify the nym-now-im-server.asc file.