Networking/Security Forums -> Cryptographic Software and Hardware

Author: rawbone72 PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject: PGP Key
Hello, I have a question. I have someone setting up a process to sftp files to my sftp server. I have set up a username/password for them to log in, etc. However, they are also requesting a "PGP key". I am running Ubuntu 9.x with whichever SFTP server comes by default.

My question is - what does it sound like the person is asking for in this context? A public key generated using ssh-keygen?



Author: p.hall PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject:
They either meant to say SSH key and made a mistake, or they intend to encrypt the files that they upload with PGP and therefore they ask for your PGP public key.

Author: rawbone72 PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Thank you!
Thank you, p.hall. That was just the boost I needed to correctly adjust my context in tackling this task. I found the following write-up which was exactly what I needed to continue forward:

Author: lawrencehaydenLocation: california PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject:
Fairly Good Comfort (PGP) is a information protection and decryption software program that provides cryptographic privacy and verification for information interaction. PGP is often used for deciding upon, encrypting and decrypting text messages, e-mails, data files, internet directories and whole hard drive categories to increase the protection of e-mail devices. It was designed by Phil Zimmermann in 1991.

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