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:

  1. Fill in the fields below the Create a New Key heading.
  2. Select the key size from the Key Size drop-down menu.
  3. 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.

PICK 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:

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

The key will automatically be installed onto your web server.


Delete or View a GnuPG Key

Once you have added a key-set to the server, you can delete it or view it from the main GnuPG Keys page, under the Public Keys and Private Keys headings.

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