Add a GnuPG Key

GnuPG keys use the “public key approach” to encryption. Messages are sent once they have been encrypted by a public key. The messages can only be decrypted by a private key, held by the intended recipient.

Add a Key

To add a GnuPG key:

• Fill in the fields below the Create a New Key heading.

• Click Generate Key.

Make sure to use an appropriate expiration date. The expiration date is defined in years and describes when the key will no longer work; 1 year is the default.

Remember: Use a secure password. A secure password is one that is not a dictionary word and contains upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.

Import a GnuPG Key

An existing key can be imported using the Import Key button.

To import a GnuPG key:

• Copy and paste the key into the available text box.

• Click Import.

The key will automatically be installed onto your web server.

Delete or View a GnuPG Key

Once a key-set has been added to the server, it can be deleted or viewed for copy from the main GnuPG page under the Public Keys and Private Keys heading.