Chapter 1. Introduction

Kleopatra is the KDE tool for managing X.509 and OpenPGP certificates in the GpgSM and GPG keyboxes and for retrieving certificates from LDAP and other certificate servers.

Kleopatra can be started from KMail's ToolsCertificate Manager menu, as well as from the command line. The Kleopatra executable is named kleopatra.


This program is named after Cleopatra, a famous female Egyptian pharaoh that lived at the time of Julius Caesar, with whom she had a child, Caesarion, unacknowledged as his heir.

The name was chosen since this program originates from the Ägypten Projects (Ägypten is German for Egypt). Kleopatra is the German spelling of Cleopatra.