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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

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

Figure 2 Enter passphrase

The next thing you see is the screen shown in Figure 3.

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

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.

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