How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed. We normally export the private key to an ASCII / text file for safe-keeping off the computer on a USB drive. Basically, as a … Continue reading How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed. The reasons the public key is exported to a text file: 1. To make sure the key is stored off the computer somewhere safely. … Continue reading How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG