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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> Security >> GnuPG Keys)


GnuPG keys use the public key approach to encryption. Servers that use GnuPG keys encrypt outbound messages with a public key. Only the intended recipient, who has the private key, can decrypt the message.

Create a New Key

To add a GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Fill in the text boxes below Create a New Key.


    Use a secure password. A secure password is not a dictionary word and contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.


    Use an appropriate expiration date for your key. One year is the default.

  2. Select the key size from the Key Size menu.
  3. Click Generate Key.

Import Key

To import an existing GnuPG key, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy and paste the key into the available text box.
  2. Click Import.

The system will automatically install the key.

Delete or view keys

After you add a key set to the server, you can delete it or view it under the appropriate (Public or Private) heading.