To add a new PGP key, click on the “add new” button in the module title bar. The new “PGP Key” window will pop up.
- Enter the KeyName for the PGP key that you are importing.
- Select the “Key Type”
- Public key to decrypt or a
- Private key to encrypt a file.
- Select the client associated to this PGP key.
- Browse to your hard drive and select the proper key file.
- OrderLogix supports both file extensions of: .txt or a .asc for the PGP files.
- Once you have retrieved the file, click the Attach button and you will see general information contained in the file:
- Key - will be set when file is selected
- Algorithm (definitions taken from wikipedia.org)
- CAST5 - default cipher in some versions of GPG and PGP.
- 3DES - Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA or Triple DEA), is a symmetric-key block cipher, which applies the DES cipher algorithm three times to each data block. (not recommended)
- AES - The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.
- BLOWFISH - a general-purpose algorithm, intended as an alternative to the aging DES and free of the problems and constraints associated with other algorithms.
- TWOFISH - is a symmetric key block cipher with a block size of 128 bits and key sizes up to 256 bits.
- IDEA - used in Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) v2.0 and was incorporated after the original cipher used in v1.0, BassOmatic, was found to be insecure. IDEA is an optional algorithm in the OpenPGP standard.
- Compression (definitions taken from wikipedia.org)
- zip - an archive file format that supports lossless data compression.
- zlib - a software library used for data compression as well as a data format.
- bzip2 - only compresses single files and is not a file archiver. It relies on separate external utilities for tasks such as handling multiple files, encryption, and archive-splitting.
- ASCII Armor - binary-to-text encoding when referring to Base64.
- Passphrase Mode
- Key Only - must match exactly as when key was created.
- Key & Passphrase - must match exactly as when key was created.
- If the information contained in the file once displayed is correct, select the “save button” to save the PGP key.
- To cancel any of the current changes you have made, click the Cancel button. This will close the PGP Key window without saving any changes.
- To delete this key, click the Delete button. This will prompt you to make sure you want to delete this key. Clicking OK will delete it and close the PGP Key window.
- Note: You cannot delete when you are trying to add a new pgp key.
- To print the current PGP Key window, click the Print button.
Once you have your PGP keys imported and saved, they will be available for you to select when you are setting up processing schedules.
The keys to decrypt are used for automated imports, as the keys to encrypt are used for automated exports.