Creating OpenPGP keys with GPA (Gnu Privacy Assistant)

When you launch the GPA first time you get the prompt suggesting key generation.

GPA -Prompt for key generation.

If you have already made the keys, GPA opens in to the clipboard mode. You can create new keys in keyring manager (Windows > Keyring Manager).

Fill out the details as requested.

GPA – Key details (Name).
GPA – Key details (Email address).

It is recommended to create backup of the. If you lose your key you are unable to encrypt or decrypt your messages and files after that.

GPA – Create backup of key

Select password for the key.

GPA – Password

And then select secure location for the key.

GPA – Backup location.

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