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Install Your PGP Public Key
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a popular program used for extra encryption on top of the https protocol.
It can be used in conjuction with the Virtualshop secure server. Your Virtualshop secure server license must be up to date to use this feature.
To use PGP you must first create a public/secret key pair using either PGP (http://www.pgpi.com) or GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org). GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP. Because it does not use the patented IDEA algorithm, it can be used without any restrictions. GnuPG is a RFC2440 (OpenPGP) compliant application.
Download and install the latest distribution of PGP from http://www.pgpi.com. The set-up process offers the ability to load plug-ins to integrate the decryption process into your mail client.
A very useful interface Windows interface for GnuPG (GPG) is Win PT which is available at http://wald.intevation.org/projects/winpt. WinPT is a GNU General Public License (GPL) The windows setup program installs GPG and sets up a taskbar front-end for GnuPG which includes key management, encryption via the clipboard and/or direct file encryption.
Either of the above programs allow you to generate a set of public/private keys. When you have done this, use the program to export your public key as a '.asc' file and embed it in an for adding to the Public Key-Ring on the secure server.
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