Encryption

Overview

GnuPG keys use the public key approach for encryption. Servers that use GnuPG keys encrypt outbound messages with a public key. Only the intended recipient, who has 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.

     

    Important:

    Use a secure password. A secure password is not a dictionary word, and it contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

     

    Note:

    Use an appropriate expiration date for your key. The system defaults to one year (1y).

  2. Select the key size from the Key Size menu.
  3. Click Generate Key.

Import a key

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

  1. Copy and paste the key into the available text box.
  2. Click Import.
The system will automatically install the key.

Delete or view keys

After you add a key set to the server, you can delete it or view it under the appropriate Public or Private headings.

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