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  • 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.

    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 Keysand Private Keys headings.


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    But, first things first. I don't want to be rude, but I am presuming that you have a GNU/Linux distribution installed into your computer, and that you have the basic knowledge on how to use your system, install a package using graphical and command line interface, how to use the terminal etc. I recommend to use Internet Kodi nox to learn about GNU/Linux before continue with this simple tutorial.