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  • How do i add a GnuPG Key

    For cPanel & WHM 11.38

    (Home >> Security >> GnuPG Keys)


    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.