Okay, now what? Hhhmmm....let's look at an example of
how to import keys. Go to:
(Sorry, this URL above is out of date)
There are two key blocks on this page...looks like two different
versions of PGP. Great. Look at the larger one...now
highlight it, including the lines that contain 'BEGIN (END) PGP
PUBLIC KEY BLOCK'.
NOTE: We are only going to import the lower key block. Do
not include the upper key block...the smaller one that says 'Version
Highlight the entire 'Version: PGPfreeware 5.0i' block,
press 'ctrl-c' (ie, hold down the control key, and press the
key) or choose Edit -> Copy from your browser.
Minimize the browser and open PGP Keys.
Choose Edit -> Paste, and you'll see Satori's key in the
dialog window. The email address used is 'email@example.com'.
Click 'Import'. Now you have Satori's public key, and you
can encrypt messages to him...and only him.
PGP ships with two public key servers built in. To see
them, open PGPKeys, and choose Server -> Search. The
drop-down box at the top of the Search Window will list an LDAP
server at PGP.COM and an HTTP connection to MIT.EDU. You
can search for keys by typing in the name of the user you are
looking for...I found the Happy Hacker's public key in a matter
of seconds! I just clicked on her key, and dragged it to
my PGPKeys window...
Hint: For the search, use the UserID of 'Carolyn Meinel'.
Creating a group of keys
Now let's create a group of keys. What this does is keep several
keys together, so if you have several keys from friends and you
want to encrypt a file for all of them, you don't have to go
about encrypting the file for each person.
In PGPKeys, choose Groups -> New Group..., and enter the
information asked for.
Choose Groups -> Show Groups, and a lower dialog window
will open in PGPKeys, with the name of the group you just created.
To add keys to the group, highlight the key you want to add
and click 'ctrl-c' to copy the keys to the clipboard.
Highlight the group, right-click on it to open the popup menu,
and choose Paste. The keys will be pasted into the group.
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