- What Is PGP? GPG?
- Why Should You Care?
- Is GPG Hard to Use?
- Does It Work with Other Crypto Programs?
- Where Can You Find GPG?
- How Does It Work?
- How to Install It
- How to Use It
- Generate Your Key
- Export Your Key
- Key Management Window
- Importing a Key via the Clipboard
- Importing a Key from the Key Server Network
- Open the GPG Text Editor
- Right-Click Menu
- File Encryption/Decryption
- Possible Legal Hazards
Generate Your Key
Open the "Generate key" dialog box from Key Management-KGpg > Keys > Generate Key Pair. Fill in the prompts in the Key Generation screen (see Figure 1); leave the defaults as is unless you’re sure you know why you want to change them.
Figure 1 Initial key generation screen
You learned how to create a good passphrase in the previous section. Figure 2shows where you enter it.
Figure 2 Enter passphrase
The next thing you see is the screen shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Generating a new key pair
This process might take a minute or two (or longer with longer key lengths). Once complete, you’ll see the New Key Pair Created screen (see Figure 4).
Figure 4 You’ve got a new key.
The new key (A.Lizard-test) is also included on the Key Management Window section that follows.