Commit 8d79f880 authored by Leza89's avatar Leza89
Browse files

German translation for getmonero.org

main:
 - [x] translated: de.yml - Status: peer-reviewed
 - [x] translated: lang\de\ - Status: peer-reviewed
 - [x] added: "de: Deutsch in other ymls"

resources:
 * untranslated: moneropedia - some terms added to match de.yml
 * untranslated: user guides
 * untranslated:  developer guides

Special thanks to ErCiccione and rodolfo912 as well as to rbrunner7
parent 8d3986e6
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
### Prove payments
When you send money to a party who then disputes the payment was made, you need to be able to prove the payment was made.
With Bitcoin, this is typically done by looking up the transaction ID, where the origin and destination addresses are
shown, along with the amount transacted.
Monero, however, is private: that information is not available publicly on the blockchain. The steps are therefore a bit
more involved.
To prove to Charlie that she made a payment to Bob, Alice must supply Charlie three pieces of information:
- the transaction ID, as is done in Bitcoin
- Bob's address, as is done with Bitcoin
- the transaction's key, which is new with Monero and other CryptoNote currencies
When Alice made the transaction, a one time key was automatically generated just for this transaction.
#### CLI
Alice can query it thus in monero-wallet-cli (new name for the old simplewallet):
> get_tx_key TXID
Alice would plug in her actual transaction ID instead of this TXID placeholder. All being well, the one time transaction key
will be displayed.
Note that this will only work if monero-wallet-cli is set to save transaction keys. To double check:
> set
If it's set to 0, set it to 1:
> set store-tx-info 1
#### GUI
Alice can open her monero-wallet-gui and go to the history page to see her transaction detail:
![History](png/prove-payment/history.png)
Here, she can copy the transaction ID and Bob's address by clicking on each of them.
Then she can click on `P` to get a payment proof (transaction key):
![Payment proof](png/prove-payment/payment-proof.png)
---
Alice can now send Charlie the transaction key along with transaction ID and Bob's address.
Note: if several transactions were made, this needs repeating for each such transaction.
### Check payments
Charlie now received those three pieces of information, and wants to check Alice is telling the truth: on an up to date
blockchain,
#### CLI
Charlie types in monero-wallet-cli:
> check_tx_key TXID TXKEY ADDRESS
The information supplied by Alice plugs neatly instead of the placeholders. monero-wallet-cli will use the transaction
key to decode the transaction, and display how much this particular transaction sent to this address. Obviously,
Charlie will want to double check with Bob the address is really his - same as with Bitcoin.
#### GUI
Charlie will open his monero-wallet-gui and go to the Advanced > Prove/Check page to fill the Check section with the informations provided by Alice:
![Check payment](png/prove-payment/check-payment.png)
Then clicking on Check will tell Charlie how much this particular transaction sent to this address, and how much confirmation the transaction had:
![Payment checked](png/prove-payment/payment-checked.png)
---
Obviously, Charlie will want to double check with Bob the address is really his - same as with Bitcoin.
Note: if several transactions were made, this needs repeating for each such transaction.
{% assign version = '1.2.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
## Finding a node
First things first, you need to find a node to connect to! [moneroworld.com](https://moneroworld.com/#nodes) has some great resources for finding nodes. One of the easiest methods
would be to use a node run by moneroworld, but they have a tool for finding random nodes too.
## Connecting to the node from the GUI wallet
After you enter your password for your wallet, you will see a pop up that will give you the option to "use custom settings". Click on it. You will then be
sent to the "Settings > Node" page in the GUI. At this point you could choose 'Remote Node' see four text boxes labeled "Address", "Port", "Daemon username" and "Daemon password". Fill the address of the node that you want to connect to. This address might look like `node.moneroworld.com` or it could look like any old ip address. Then fill the "Port" box with the node's port. The default port is `18081` but if you are using a random node the port that is used will vary. The port for node.moneroworld.com uses 18089. Optionnaly, fill the username and password if your remote note requires them.
### Your screen should look a bit like this
<img src="png/remote_node/remote-node-screenshot.png" width="(600)">
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
## Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
- Retrieve your 25 word @mnemonic-seed that you saved when creating your old Monero @wallet
### Account Software: monero-wallet-cli
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the drive and directory that contains monero-wallet-cli
- At the command prompt type: `monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet`
- Once you press enter you will be prompted for a wallet file name. Give your wallet a new name, any name will do
- Press enter again and you will be prompted for a password. Give your wallet a new and long password
- Press enter again you will be prompted to repeat the password
- Press enter again and you will be prompted for the 25 word electrum style mnemonic seed that you retrieved earlier
- You will then be prompted with "Restore from specific blockchain height (optional, default 0):" Default will start the restore process from the beginning of the Monero blockchain. If you don't know the specific blockchain height, just hit enter. (Specifying a specific blockchain height will start the restore process from that specific height. This will save a bit of time in scanning, if you know what starting blockchain height your initial funds were transacted for this specific account.)
After you have entered the 25 word mnemonic seed and have chosen your specific blockchain height, monero-wallet-cli will generate the same public address and view key as your old wallet and begin the refresh process automatically. (Please be patient as the refresh process may take a while.)
### Account Software: monero-wallet-gui
Lauch `monero-wallet-gui`. If this is the first time you launched it go to the next step, otherwise click `Cancel`:
![cancel opening](png/restore_account/cancel-opening.png)
Select your appropriate language `English(US)`:
![choose language](png/restore_account/choose-language.png)
Click on `Restore wallet from keys or mnemonic seed`:
![choose restore](png/restore_account/choose-restore.png)
Keep `Restore from seed` selected, give your wallet a name & storage location, and complete the `Enter your 25 (or 24) word mnemonic seed`. Optionaly, specify a `Restore height (optional)` to avoid scanning of oldest blocks. Then click the `Right` arrow:
![restore wallet](png/restore_account/restore-wallet.png)
On the next page, give your wallet a strong password and confirm it before clicking the `Right` arrow:
![wallet password](png/restore_account/wallet-password.png)
Specify your daemon settings and click the `Right` arrow:
![daemon settings](png/restore_account/daemon-settings.png)
Click on `USE MONERO` to enjoy your restored wallet:
![all set up](png/restore_account/all-set-up.png)
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
### Restoring from keys
Restoring a wallet from private keys is pretty simple. If you have the necessary information, with this guide you can completely restore your wallet. Note: you do NOT have to have your password to restore from keys.
You need to have 3 pieces of data from your wallet, or your .keys file which holds this info and the password to decrypt it. The 3 wallet components that you need are:
1. **Address**
2. **Secret Spendkey**
3. **Secret Viewkey**
#### CLI
Then run the wallet command:
`./monero-wallet-cli --generate-from-keys New_Wallet_Name.abc`
Next, you'll be asked for the Address, the spendkey, the viewkey, and finally the new password for the re-generated wallet.
Running this with the correct parameters will re-generate your wallet files for you and allow you to set a new password.
If you run into any trouble, running `./monero-wallet-cli --help` will show you the options available to you at wallet startup. Once you're inside your wallet, running the `help` command will list the help for the commands available to you within the wallet.
#### GUI
Launch `monero-wallet-gui`. If this is the first time you launched it go to the next step, otherwise click `Cancel`:
![cancel opening](png/restore_from_keys/cancel-opening.png)
Select your appropriate language `English(US)`:
![choose language](png/restore_from_keys/choose-language.png)
Click on `Restore wallet from keys or mnemonic seed`:
![choose restore](png/restore_from_keys/choose-restore.png)
Select `Restore from keys`, give your wallet a name & storage location, and complete the `Account address (public)`, `View key (private)` & `Spend key (private)`. Optionaly, specify a `Restore height (optional)` to avoid scanning of oldest blocks. Then click the `Right` arrow:
![restore wallet](png/restore_from_keys/restore-wallet.png)
On the next page, give your wallet a strong password and confirm it before clicking the `Right` arrow:
![wallet password](png/restore_from_keys/wallet-password.png)
Specify your daemon settings and click the `Right` arrow:
![daemon settings](png/restore_from_keys/daemon-settings.png)
Click on `USE MONERO` to enjoy your restored wallet:
![all set up](png/restore_from_keys/all-set-up.png)
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
## How to purchase Monero and securely store it.
This is a guide to purchase and securely store Monero as of June 2017.
#### Step 1: Buy Bitcoin
There are many ways to buy Bitcoin. Two semi-reliable companies at this time are Xapo <http://www.xapo.com/> and Coinbase <http://www.coinbase.com/>. The process will involve uploading your personal identification (State ID, Passport, etc.) and will take anywhere from 2 to 10 days (or longer). Verify their reputation on Reddit before making a large purchase. Xapo uses Wire Transfer and Coinbase uses Bank Transfer (ACH in the USA). Xapo should be faster than Coinbase. Coinbase also allows small "instant" buys via a debit card but adds a large fee for this option. Once you have purchased Bitcoin, you are ready to convert it to Monero!
#### Step 2: Download and create a Paper Wallet on a secure and air-gapped computer.
Download the paper wallet generator at: https://moneroaddress.org and copy it to a USB stick (Direct link: https://github.com/moneromooo-monero/monero-wallet-generator/archive/master.zip).
Unzip and open the paper wallet generator (monero-wallet-generator.html) into a web browser on an air-gapped computer that hasn't been used before, or has had a clean installation of the OS.
Your paper wallet will have four important items:
Monero Public Address
The public address is used to receive funds to the wallet. You give this to anyone who will be sending funds to your wallet.
Monero Mnemonic Seed
The mnemonic seed is a method of storing the entire wallet that is easily recognizable to humans. This is all you need to restore your wallet at a later date.
Monero Private Spend Key
The private spend key is used to send funds from the wallet.
Monero Private View Key
The private view key is to view transactions entering the wallet. Commonly this is used to setup a view-only wallet which can see incoming transactions live on the blockchain as they are sent to a cold storage wallet.
At this point you have many options. You can print the wallet on paper, save it as a PDF or text on a USB stick, burn it to CD/DVD, etc. Most likely you will want at least two or three copies, stored securely in different locations. If storing digitally, encrypt everything with a strong password. If storing on paper, do not show the wallet to anyone else who can memorize your 25 word key, or take a picture of the wallet without your permission. Sending someone a picture of the wallet is the same as giving away all of your funds.
Whichever method you chose, be sure there's no copy of the Monero wallet left over on the device you used. You may need to securely delete the Monero wallet if you saved it to a disk, or make sure your printer does not save a copy in memory.
*If you lose access to your Monero paper wallet the Monero will not be available to you or anyone else, ever. You wont be able to recover them!
#### Side Note
Option to encrypt an XMR mnemonic seed:
https://xmr.llcoins.net/
Download the html page and place it on your airgapped computer. Check the part "Encrypt/Decrypt Mnemonic Seed" and make sure you use "CN Add" with a decent password. Thanks manicminer5.
#### Step 3: Convert your Bitcoin to Monero and have it sent to your Monero Paper Wallet
Switch to your internet connected computer and go to www.shapeshift.io. Choose "Deposit Bitcoin" and "Receive Monero" (quick).
Press Continue.
Your Monero Address (the Monero Public Address on your Monero Paper Wallet)
Paste the Monero Public address from your paper wallet where it says "Your Monero Address". But wait, since your Monero Public Address is on an airgapped computer (right?), you can't copy and paste anything... Copy it over by hand, or get a blank USB drive and copy only the Public Address to it.
Refund Address (Bitcoin Public Address you can receive funds at)
Enter a Bitcoin address that you control where a refund can be sent in case there's a problem with the transaction. It's very important that you enter a Bitcoin Public Address you control or can receive funds at. At Xapo and Coinbase this is called a Receive Address and it may change periodically.
Payment ID
Leave Payment ID blank if you are sending to your own Monero wallet or Monero paper wallet.
Agree to the Terms and hit the slider to make this a "Reusable Address".
Press "Start Transaction".
Deposit Address (Shapeshift.io's Public Bitcoin Address created only to receive your funds)
In the new screen that pops up, copy the Deposit Address into your clipboard (select and hit ctrl+c or edit-copy). You will send Bitcoin from Xapo/Coinbase to Shapeshift.io via this address.
Go to your Xapo or Circle account, and find a Transfer or Send button. Paste the Bitcoin Deposit address into the Destination field and enter the amount of bitcoin you would like to have converted to Monero. It must be within the Deposit Min and Deposit Max range specified by Shapeshift.io. Press Send and authorize the transaction, if required.
Once the send has been initiated by Xapo/Coinbase there will be a delay while the transaction enters the Bitcoin blockchain and awaits confirmation. This may be minutes or hours. You can check if the payment has been sent by looking up the Shapeshift.io Deposit address at blockchain.info. Your transaction to Shapeshift.io will show up there.
When your Bitcoin transaction has been confirmed, Shapeshift.io will then begin exchanging Bitcoin (BTC) for Monero (XMR) at one of the exchanges and when it's complete, send the Monero to the address of your Cold Storage Paper Wallet! This can take minutes to hours. If there's an issue, contact Shapeshift.io. They have good support.
When the Shapehift.io webpage says your transaction has been completed, you should now have Monero in your Paper Wallet!
#### Notes and How to Verify Funds
Because the Monero blockchain is private and untraceable, you won't be able to lookup your Monero Public Address and confirm that the funds have arrived like you might with Bitcoin. This is good for privacy, but bad for convenience.
To securely verify the funds have arrived at your wallet, you will need to setup a View Only wallet. This is where that view-key comes in. To create a view-only wallet see the entry: [View Only Wallets]({{site.baseurl}}/resources/user-guides/view_only.html)
To verify the funds are *still in* your wallet and have not been spent you need to create a Cold Wallet with your mnemonic key (all your funds) on an airgapped computer with an up-to-date copy of the Monero Blockchain. When finished you will have to securely erase the wallet or connect it to the internet and it becomes a Hot Wallet.
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
It is very easy to solo mine with the official GUI. If you have not done so already, go to the <a href="{{site.baseurl}}/downloads/">Monero downloads page</a> and download the official GUI for your operating system. Then, run the setup and be patient as Monero synchronizes with the network. You should see that it displays "Connected" in the lower left corner.
<img src="png/solo_mine_GUI/01.PNG" style="width: 600px;"/>
Click on the "Advanced" tab. You should see that several other options appear. Now click on the "Mining" sub-tab.
<img src="png/solo_mine_GUI/02.PNG" style="width: 600px;"/>
You should now have an option to start mining. You can optionally change the number of threads to mine with. For optimal efficiency, you should mine with your CPU's cache divided by 2. You will need to look up your CPU's specs on the manufacturer's website. If you are unsure, leave the number of threads at 1. Click the "Start mining" button.
<img src="png/solo_mine_GUI/03.PNG" style="width: 600px;"/>
You are now mining with the network, as you can see on the bottom of the image. In this example, the computer is contributing 23 H/s to the Monero network. Mining helps keep the network secure, and you may get lucky and receive a reward for protecting the network.
To stop mining, simply click the "Stop mining" button.
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
# Binary Verification: Linux, Mac, or Windows Using CLI Tools (Advanced)
Verification of the Monero binary files should be done prior to extracting, installing, or using the Monero software. This is the only way to ensure that you are using the official Monero software. If you receive a fake Monero binary (eg. phishing, MITM, etc.), following this guide will protect you from being tricked into using it.
To protect the integrity of the binaries the Monero team provides a cryptographically signed list of all the [SHA256](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-2) hashes. If your downloaded binary has been tampered with it will be produce a [different hash](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_verification) than the one in the file.
This is an advanced guide for Linux, Mac, or Windows operating systems and will make use of the command line. It will walk you through the process of installing the required software, importing the signing key, downloading the necessary files, and finally verifying that your binary is authentic.
## Table of Contents:
### [1. Install GnuPG](#1-installing-gnupg)
### [2. Verify & Import Signing Key](#2-verify-and-import-signing-key)
+ [2.1. Get Signing Key](#21-get-signing-key)
+ [2.2. Verify Signing key](#22-verify-signing-key)
+ [2.3. Import Signing key](#23-import-signing-key)
### [3. Download & Verify Hash File](#3-download-and-verify-hash-file)
+ [3.1. Get Hash File](#31-get-hash-file)
+ [3.2. Verify Hash File](#32-verify-hash-file)
### [4. Download & Verify Binary](#4-download-and-verify-binary)
+ [4.1. Get Monero Binary](#41-get-monero-binary)
+ [4.2. Binary Verification on Linux or Mac](#42-binary-verification-on-linux-or-mac)
+ [4.3. Binary Verification on Windows](#43-binary-verification-on-windows)
## 1. Installing GnuPG
+ On Windows, go to the [Gpg4win download page](https://gpg4win.org/download.html) and follow the instructions for installation.
+ On Mac, go to the [Gpgtools download page](https://gpgtools.org/) and follow the instructions for installation.
+ On Linux, GnuPG is installed by default.
## 2. Verify and Import Signing Key
This section will cover getting the Monero signing key, making sure it is correct, and importing the key to GnuPG.
### 2.1. Get Signing Key
On Windows or Mac, go to [Fluffypony's GPG key](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/monero-project/monero/master/utils/gpg_keys/fluffypony.asc), which he uses to sign the Monero binaries, and save the page as `fluffypony.asc` to your home directory.
On Linux, you can download Fluffypony's signing key by issuing the following command:
```
wget -O fluffypony.asc https://raw.githubusercontent.com/monero-project/monero/master/utils/gpg_keys/fluffypony.asc
```
### 2.2. Verify Signing Key
On all operating systems, check the fingerprint of `fluffypony.asc` by issuing the following command in a terminal:
```
gpg --keyid-format long --with-fingerprint fluffypony.asc
```
Verify the fingerprint matches:
```
pub 2048R/7455C5E3C0CDCEB9 2013-04-08 Riccardo Spagni <[email protected]>
Key fingerprint = BDA6 BD70 42B7 21C4 67A9 759D 7455 C5E3 C0CD CEB9
sub 2048R/55432DF31CCD4FCD 2013-04-08
```
If the fingerprint **DOES** match, then you may proceed.
If the fingerprint **DOES NOT** match, **DO NOT CONTINUE.** Instead delete the file `fluffypony.asc` and go back to [section 2.1](#21-get-signing-key).
### 2.3. Import Signing Key
From a terminal, import the signing key:
```
gpg --import fluffypony.asc
```
If this is the first time you have imported the key, the output will look like this:
```
gpg: key 0x7455C5E3C0CDCEB9: 2 signatures not checked due to missing keys
gpg: key 0x7455C5E3C0CDCEB9: public key "Riccardo Spagni <[email protected]>" importe
d
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
```
If you have imported the key previously, the output will look like this:
```
gpg: key 0x7455C5E3C0CDCEB9: "Riccardo Spagni <[email protected]>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1
```
## 3. Download and Verify Hash File
This section will cover downloading the hash file and verifying its authenticity.
### 3.1. Get Hash File
On Windows or Mac, go to the [hashes file on getmonero.org](https://getmonero.org/downloads/hashes.txt) and save the page as `hashes.txt` to your home directory.
On Linux, you can download the signed hashes file by issuing the following command:
```
wget -O hashes.txt https://getmonero.org/downloads/hashes.txt
```
### 3.2. Verify Hash File
The hash file is signed with key `94B7 38DD 3501 32F5 ACBE EA1D 5543 2DF3 1CCD 4FCD`, which is a subkey of key `BDA6 BD70 42B7 21C4 67A9 759D 7455 C5E3 C0CD CEB9` (as reflected in the output below).
On all operating systems, verify the signature of the hash file by issuing the following command in a terminal:
```
gpg --verify hashes.txt
```
If the file is authentic, the output will look like this:
```
gpg: Signature made Thu 05 Apr 2018 06:07:35 AM MDT
gpg: using RSA key 94B738DD350132F5ACBEEA1D55432DF31CCD4FCD
gpg: Good signature from "Riccardo Spagni <[email protected]>" [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: BDA6 BD70 42B7 21C4 67A9 759D 7455 C5E3 C0CD CEB9
Subkey fingerprint: 94B7 38DD 3501 32F5 ACBE EA1D 5543 2DF3 1CCD 4FCD
```
If your output shows **Good signature**, as in the example, then you may proceed.
If you see **BAD signature** in the output, **DO NOT CONTINUE.** Instead delete the file `hashes.txt` and go back to [section 3.1](#31-get-hash-file).
## 4. Download and Verify Binary
This section will cover downloading the Monero binary for your operating system, getting the `SHA256` hash of your download, and verifying that it is correct.
### 4.1. Get Monero binary
On Windows or Mac, go to [getmonero.org](https://getmonero.org/downloads/) and download the correct file for your operating system. Save the file to your home directory. **Do not extract the files yet.**
On Linux, you can download the command line tools by issuing the following command:
```
wget -O monero-linux-x64-v0.12.0.0.tar.bz2 https://downloads.getmonero.org/cli/linux64
```
### 4.2. Binary Verification on Linux or Mac
The steps for both Linux and Mac are the same. From a terminal, get the `SHA256` hash of your downloaded Monero binary. As an example this guide will use the `Linux, 64bit` GUI binary. Substitute `monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.12.0.0.tar.bz2` with the name of the binary that you downloaded in [section 4.1](#41-get-monero-binary).
```
shasum -a 256 monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.12.0.0.tar.bz2
```
The output will look like this, but will be different for each binary file. Your `SHA256` hash should match the one listed in the `hashes.txt` file for your binary file.
```
fb0f43387b31202f381c918660d9bc32a3d28a4733d391b1625a0e15737c5388 monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.12.0.0.tar.bz2
```
If your hash **DOES** match, then you are finished with the guide! You can extract the files and install.
If your hash **DOES NOT** match, **DO NOT CONTINUE.** Instead delete the binary you downloaded and go back to [section 4.1](#41-get-monero-binary).
### 4.3. Binary Verification on Windows
From a terminal, get the `SHA256` hash of your downloaded Monero binary. As an example this guide will use the `Windows, 64bit` GUI binary. Substitute `monero-gui-win-x64-v0.12.0.0.zip` with the name of the binary that you downloaded in [section 4.1](#41-get-monero-binary).
```
certUtil -hashfile monero-gui-win-x64-v0.12.0.0.zip SHA256
```
The output will look like this, but will be different for each binary file. Your `SHA256` hash should match the one listed in the `hashes.txt` file for your binary file.
```
SHA256 hash of file monero-gui-win-x64-v0.12.0.0.zip:
4b 9f 31 68 6e ca ad 97 cd b1 75 e6 57 4b f3 07 f8 d1 c4 10 42 78 25 f4 30 4c 21 da 8a ac 18 64
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.
```
If your hash **DOES** match, then you are finished with the guide! You can extract the files and install.
If your hash **DOES NOT** match, **DO NOT CONTINUE.** Instead delete the binary you downloaded and go back to [section 4.1](#41-get-monero-binary).
{% assign version = '1.1.0' | split: '.' %}
{% include disclaimer.html translated="false" version=page.version %}
# Verify Binaries: Windows (Beginner)
Verification of the Monero binary files should be done prior to extracting, installing, or using the Monero software. This is the only way to ensure that you are using the official Monero binary. If you receive a fake binary (eg. phishing, MITM, etc.), following this guide will protect you from being tricked into using it.
To protect the integrity of the binaries the Monero team provides a cryptographically signed list of all the [SHA256](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-2) hashes. If your downloaded binary has been tampered with it will be produce a [different hash](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_verification) than the one in the file.
This is a beginners guide for the Windows operating system and will make use of GUIs almost exclusively. It will walk you through the process of installing the required software, importing the signing key, downloading the necessary files, and finally verifying that your binary is authentic.
## Table of Contents
### [1. Gpg4win Installer](#1-using-gpg4win-installer)
- [1.1. Getting Gpg4win Installer](#11-getting-gpg4win-installer)
+ [1.1.1. Download Gpg4win](#111-download-gpg4win)
+ [1.1.2. Launch Gpg4win](#112-launch-gpg4win)
- [1.2. Use Gpg4win Installer](#12-use-gpg4win-installer)
### [2. Import Signing Key](#2-monero-signing-key)
- [2.1. Download Signing Key](#21-download-signing-key)
- [2.2. Initialize Kleopatra](#22-initialize-kleopatra)
+ [2.2.1. Import Signing Key](#221-import-signing-key)
+ [2.2.2. Create Key Pair](#222-create-key-pair)
- [2.3. Verify Signing Key](#23-verify-signing-key)
### [3. Verify Hash File](#3-hash-file-verification)
- [3.1. Download Hash File](#31-download-hash-file)
- [3.2. Verify Hash File](#32-verify-hash-file)
### [4. Verify Binary File](#4-binary-file-verification)
- [4.1. Download Binary](#41-download-binary)
- [4.2. Verify Binary](#42-verify-binary)
## 1. Using Gpg4win Installer
This section will cover installing the cryptography software. Windows does not come with the tools required to verify your binary. To install these tools you can use the Gpg4win installer.
### 1.1. Getting Gpg4win Installer
#### 1.1.1. Download Gpg4win
In a web browser, go to [gpg4win.org](https://gpg4win.org) and download the installer by clicking the green button.
![gpg4win download button](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-site-downloadbutton.png)
You will be taken to a donation page. If you do not wish to donate select `$0`, then you will be able to click `Download`.
![gpg4win site donation](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-site-donation.png)
Click `Save File`.
![gpg4win site save file](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-site-savefile.png)
Choose a download location, click `Save`.
![gpg4win site download location](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-site-savefile-location.png)
#### 1.1.2. Launch Gpg4win
When the download is finished, open the containing folder.
![gpg4win site open folder](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-site-savefile-openfolder.png)
Double click the downloaded gpg4win executable to launch.
![gpg4win launch](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-launch.png)
### 1.2. Use Gpg4win Installer
You will be presented with a security verification screen, click `Run`.
![gpg4win installer security](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install-security.png)
Select your language, click `OK`.
![gpg4win installer language](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install-language.png)
A welcome screen will appear, click `Next`.
![gpg4win installer welcome](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install-welcome.png)
Now you will see the component selection screen, you must at least leave `Kleopatra` checked for this guide. Make your selections, click `Next`.
![gpg4win installer components](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-components.png)
It is best to leave the default installation location unless you know what you are doing. Make your selections, click `Install`.
![gpg4win installer location](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install.png)
Installation has completed, click `Next`.
![gpg4win installer complete](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install-complete.png)
Click `Finish`.
![gpg4win installer finish](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_gpg4win-install-finish.png)
## 2. Monero Signing Key
This section will cover downloading the Monero signing key, verifying that the key is correct, and then importing the key to your keyring. The hash file that will be used to verify your binary is cryptographically signed with the Monero signing key. In order to check the validity of this file you must have the public version of the signing key.
### 2.1. Download Signing Key
In a web browser, go to [Fluffypony's GPG key](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/monero-project/monero/master/utils/gpg_keys/fluffypony.asc), which he uses for signing the Monero binaries. Right click on the page, choose `Save Page As`.
![getkey right click](png/verify_binary_windows_beginner/verify-win_getkey-rightclick.png)