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How to Implement PGP?

By cybernetworm ·
sir/ma'am,

will anyone please tell me how to implement PGP and its requirements(software,hardware,etc.)

thank you

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by d.walker5 In reply to How to Implement PGP?

PGP is a security application that uses public-key encryption. What OS, what program e.g. Outlook, Outlook Express. Try www.pgp.com, they publish several White Papers you might find useful. Aslo, the Microsoft Knowledge contains serveral articles.

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by Sara L In reply to How to Implement PGP?

I just did a PGP implementation for our Admissions office.

Disclaimer: This is just one implementation. There may be other ways to implement PGP.

This is what my institution did:

We chose to purchase PGP Desktop 8.0.2 from www.pgp.com for Windows (there is a version for Macintosh). Go to the Web page, you'll find the requirements. They're pretty standard.

We bought multi-licenses because we needed one for each user. We did not go the enterprise route because we needed it for just one office, 4 computers.

I installed the software and generated PGP keys through the software. Kept the secring.pkr that's our key to decrypt docs sent to us. The pubring.pkr I exported through the software app to an *.asc file. Sent that to the org that wanted to share data with us, and they will encrypt documents for us. We did not exchange public keys with them--we just gave them ours. It's a one-way communcation.

The hardest part was getting started. I don't know the international rules on encryption, so you'll want to find that out if you're outside the US.

Good luck.
Sara

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