Key Manager Plus allows you to create and manage Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) keys from the Key Manager Plus web interface. The PGP keys are used to encrypt texts, emails, signing files, etc. PGP keys work as a key pair as they have a Master Key with a Sub Key bound to it. While creating a PGP key in Key Manager Plus, you can assign operations for the Master Key and the Sub Key individually, eg., signing and certifying to the Master Key and authentication and encryption to the Sub Key.
The PGP keys created are saved in the product key repository to secure and centralize their management. You may add a detailed description to the keys referring to their usage instances which helps you search and locate the keys faster. Also, there are provisions to edit the key description, view the passphrase, store them in an organized manner, or export the keys to your system or email address. Apart from the above, Key Manager Plus provides detailed reports on the creation of PGP keys and operations performed on them such as export, edit, delete, etc. Each of the above operations will be logged into the Audit section of Key Manager Plus. You may also set up email notifications to get notified about the expiration of the PGP keys.
To create a key to store in the Key Manager Plus repository:
Now, the key is enumerated in the PGP Keys tab. To view the key details of both Master Key and Sub Key, click the name of the key. The contents of the Master Key and the Sub Key will be listed separately.
Note: The Master Key and the Sub Key both combine to create a single key and will be treated as such under Key Manager Plus license too.
To edit a key:
To export a key:
Note: The passphrases used to protect the keys are applicable even for exported keys. Thus, you need to provide the corresponding passphrase to use the exported keys elsewhere.
To send a key to an email address:
To view the passphrase of a key:
To delete keys: