On the Guard security settings page, you can:
display own keys, display details
add new keys
If you own several keys, you can define which key should be the current one. The current key is used for encrypting data.
add user IDs
When adding additional user IDs to a key, you can use the key for multiple email accounts.
How to display your own keys or make a key the current one:
Enable thecheckbox below .
Click on Keys. The Your Keys window opens.below
Your existing keys are displayed. Each key consists of a master key and a subkey.
Among other things, the master key is used for signing your emails.
The subkey will be used for encrypting and decrypting.
Depending on the requirement, Guard automatically uses the master key or the subkey.
If your key list contains more than one key, you can define the current key. To do so, enable thecheckbox next to the main key. From now on, the current key will be used for encryption.
To display details for a key, click the Key Details window opens. To view the key's signatures, click on .icon next to a key. The
How to add a new key in the Your Keys window:
Click the Keys on Server. The Adding Keys window opens.icon next to
You have the following options:
To add a private key, click on Upload Private Keys window opens.. Select a file containing a private key. The
To upload the new key, enter your Guard security password. Enter a new password for the new key.
To add a public key, click on. Select a file containing a public key.
To create a new key pair, click on Create GuardSecurity Keys window opens.. The
Enter a password for the new key. Confirm the password.
The new key consists of a master key and a corresponding subkey.
The new key will be entered on top of your key list. The new key becomes the current key.
How to add an additional user ID in the Your Keys window:
Click the Add User ID window opens.icon next to a key. The
Enter a name for the user ID. Enter the email address that you want to use for this key.
Enter your password for this key.
How to download a key in the Your Keys window:
Click theicon next to a key.
Define whether to download your private key only, your public key only or both keys.
Caution: Your private key will be downloaded in encrypted form. You should not download your private key to a publicly accessible system, though.
How to delete a key in the Your Keys window:
Warning: If you delete a private key, you can no longer decrypt objects that have been encrypted with this key. If you are unsure, you should not delete the key but revoke it. A revoked key can no longer be used for encryption. But you can still decrypt objects that have been encrypted with this key.
Click the Delete Private Key window opens.icon next to a key. The
You have the following options:
To revoke a private key, click on.
if you revoke a key, it will no longer be used. But you can still decrypt objects that have been encrypted with this key. For this reason, revoking a key is better than deleting it.
Enter the password for the private key. If required, select a reason for revoking the key.
In order to delete a private key, click on.
Warning: If you delete a private key, you can no longer decrypt objects that have been encrypted with this key.
Enter the password for the private key.
Parent topic: Guard Settings