Transmit 5 Release Integrity

This article contains details on validating the origin and integrity of the latest version of Transmit 5

Transmit 5.1.1 Checksum

The SHA256 checksum of the Transmit 5.1.1.zip archive, available at https://download.panic.com/transmit/Transmit 5.1.1.zip is:

57b3990710267152b06e28880fa494fde29ce6eeb33bdd79e23dbd799add199b

Validating the Checksum

  1. Download Transmit 5.1.1.zip
  2. Run the following command in Terminal to compute the checksum of your copy:
$ shasum -a 256 ~/Downloads/Transmit\ 5.1.1.zip

If the hash portion of the command output matches the checksum above:

57b3990710267152b06e28880fa494fde29ce6eeb33bdd79e23dbd799add199b  /Users/panic/Downloads/Transmit 5.1.1.zip

you can be sure that your copy of the download is identical to the version on our website.

Unfortunately, validating the checksum alone does not guarantee that the contents of Transmit 5.1.1.zip haven't changed since we posted it*. However, with one extra step you can also determine with certainty that the checksum above, and therefore the contents of the ZIP, originated from Panic.

*Why not? In the very unlikely circumstance that a malicious actor replaced the ZIP archive on our website and modified the contents of this article using a new SHA256 hash, the checksum could still validate.

Transmit 5.1.1 Checksum Signature

Using our public profile on Keybase, we have PGP-signed the SHA256 checksum from above:

-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
Comment: https://keybase.io/download
Version: Keybase Go 1.0.45 (darwin)

xA0DAAoBq26O7ibMLj0By+F0AOIAAAAA5jU3YjM5OTA3MTAyNjcxNTJiMDZlMjg4
ODBmYTQ5NGZkZTI5Y2U2ZWViMzNiZGQ3OWUyM2RiZDc5OWFkZDE5OWIAwsBcBAAB
CgAQBQJaupN2CRCrbo7uJswuPQAA69UIACCbRqphZCaJZmaNlgcKZMFFCS1MfPo9
UTy/PF5SJee0cID+Sd0DGO9CXZ1CsLwYKtCl/8NSscqJcpQtTTMC5d8zZ55rskKt
/RU1j/SrgU1d5RC2bDko1hERfmbTfMJRoR8Aeee2smToVHZpSJBM53p+e3ocWOXi
WLl4+56+jE8RgSQn9MDoaf9y6aLg5J43E5VLXDgNglJlmzxYdP7jzsgqclq+NE9D
ax0omIsrSscZEgrENv/4TCmUplO3887q/UuxCIJddFLJkyzz8fhV7TGArCDOA99V
sl2UgfHwL02GZjF1LK6VGKVqkr+THGEAOhUMpGR46HftFZReNMm34YQ=
=5XS6
-----END PGP MESSAGE-----

Validating the Signature

  1. Copy the entire PGP message above, including -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- and -----END PGP MESSAGE-----
  2. Paste the contents into the Message to verify box on Keybase
  3. Click Verify

Most importantly, Keybase should indicate that the message was signed by Panic:

'Signed by panic' on Keybase

Additionally, the resulting Signed Text should match our original checksum:

57b3990710267152b06e28880fa494fde29ce6eeb33bdd79e23dbd799add199b

If both items match, you can be sure that the checksum in this article originated from Panic.

Putting it all together

By using two factors of validation:

  • A checksum which ensures that your copy of Transmit 5.1.1.zip is identical to the copy on our website
  • A PGP signature which ensures that the checksum originated from Panic

you can be sure that you are installing the release that we originally posted.

Support

We are more than happy to answer questions or help provide any guidance you might need to validate the checksum and signature for this release. Please email us, transmit@panic.com.

Last updated January 26, 2018