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Hi,

Our client asked us to send over pgp key so they can send over files.  Never done this before, when I generate a new key, it asks the email, I put in my email, do I need to type in clients email?  

I just put in mine, my boss's email and sent the key over to the client.   I have not yet received the reply, just wondering if this was correctly done.  

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You'll first need to generate your own key pair.  This creates a public and private key.  As the name implies, the public key is what you'll share with your client.  Any data encrypted with your public key (by your client) can only be decrypted with your private key and vice versa (you can encrypt data with your clients public key, and that data can only be decrypted with the clients private key.)

In practice, PGP encryption uses a serial combination of hashing, data compression, symmetric-key cryptography, and finally asymmetric-key cryptography.

Encrypt/Decrypt process
See http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/I73-FS-035-09.pdf for detailed instructions.

I73-FS-035-09.pdf
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thank you very much
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