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Below are parameters of your current PGP key. Key password must be entered manually. The other parameters are set automatically when a key is imported or created (see the 'Key Management' section below for details).
A type of a key, which may be either 'Public', or 'Secret', or both. To encrypt and decrypt files you need both keys. Encryption requires only a 'Public' key and decryption requires a 'Secret' key only.
An owner of a PGP key.
Last 64 bits of a public key. Please note that different PGP public keys may have the same 'Key ID's, therefore, please use a 'Key fingerprint' to identify your PGP public key.
Also known as a 'thumbprint' in Microsoft software, this is a sequence of bytes that has been created using a hash technology and that uniquely identifies a PGP public key.
A secret password that is associated with your PGP secret key. If only a PGP public key is present, this option is disabled.
A security algorithm that is used for key generation. Advanced algorithms can increase a key's strength.
Time and date when the current key has been created.
Time and date when the current key expires and will no longer be valid.
If there are no private and secret keys, they may be generated with AnyFileBackup that will store them internally. Press the 'Generate' button to generate new PGP keys (public and secret) in just two step. Please note that generation of new keys may take several minutes. If you have already had a key within the selected account, it will be replace with the newly generated keys.
If you already have a PGP key file, you may import it into AnyFileBackup. Please note the following:
A current key (both a public key and, if any, a secret key) can be exported into an unencrypted open file format. A secret key password is never exported. After export, the following files may be saved (depends on which keys you have):
A name of the current account that will be displayed in account list. If left blank, the address (or number, or user name, or account ID, as the case may be) from General section above will be used as the account name.
Any notes related to this account.
A list of tasks that use this account.
A unique identification number that may be used as a macro string parameter. This value cannot be changed.
A calendar date and time when this account was created. This value cannot be changed.
A calendar date and time when any of the properties of this account has been changed. This value changes automatically and cannot be changed manually.
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