Encryption

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Overview

This interface allows you create, store, and manage GnuPG keys. GnuPG keys use the public key approach for encryption.

Programs that use GnuPG keys encrypt outbound messages with a public key. Only the intended recipient, who possesses the private key, can decrypt the message.

 

Create a New Key

To add a GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter your information in the Create a New Key text boxes.

  2. Select the key size, in bits, from the Key Size menu. The key size defaults to 2048.

  3. Click Generate Key.

After you create a new GnuPG key, you can add the key to other programs or interfaces that require GnuPG keys, for example, an email client.

 

Import a key

To import an existing GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy and paste the GnuPGkey into the available text box.
  2. Click Import.

The system will add the key to your server.

 

Delete or view keys

After you add a GnuPG key set to the server, you can delete it or view it in the Public Keys or Private Keys tables.

 

Delete a key

To delete a GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the key that you wish to delete in the Public Keys or Private Keys  tables. 
  2. Click Delete GnuPG Key for that key. A new interface will appear.

  3. Click Yes. A success or error message will appear.

    Important:

    You must delete a private key before you delete the corresponding public key.

 

View a key

To view a GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the certificate that you wish to edit in the Certificates on Server table.
  2. Click View. A new interface will appear that displays the GnuPG key block.
  3. Click Go Back to return to the Encryption interface.
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