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Key Management




This group of option defines properties for PGP keys and their management. Requires the 'File Encryption' extension.



Current Key

Below are parameters of your current PGP key. Key password must be entered manually. The other parameters are set automatically when a key is imported or created (see the 'Key Management' section below for details).

Key type

A type of a key, which may be either 'Public', or 'Secret', or both. To encrypt and decrypt files you need both keys. Encryption requires only a 'Public' key and decryption requires a 'Secret' key only.


An owner of a PGP key.

Key ID

Last 64 bits of a public key. Please note that different PGP public keys may have the same 'Key ID's, therefore, please use a 'Key fingerprint' to identify your PGP public key.

Key fingerprint

Also known as a 'thumbprint' in Microsoft software, this is a sequence of bytes that has been created using a hash technology and that uniquely identifies a PGP public key.

Key password

A secret password that is associated with your PGP secret key. If only a PGP public key is present, this option is disabled.


A security algorithm that is used for key generation. Advanced algorithms can increase a key's strength.


Time and date when the current key has been created.


Time and date when the current key expires and will no longer be valid.



Key Management

New key

If there are no private and secret keys, they may be generated with AnyFileBackup that will store them internally. Press the 'Generate' button to generate new PGP keys (public and secret) in just two step. Please note that generation of new keys may take several minutes. If you have already had a key within the selected account, it will be replace with the newly generated keys.

External key

If you already have a PGP key file, you may import it into AnyFileBackup. Please note the following:

for file decryption (that is performed before files are transferred to Target) it is necessary to import both a PGP secret key and a PGP public key; if only a PGP public key is imported, only file encryption will be enabled;
a file with a PGP key(s) should start with the following line: '-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----' or '-----BEGIN PGP PRIVATE KEY BLOCK-----'
Current key

A current key (both a public key and, if any, a secret key) can be exported into an unencrypted open file format. A secret key password is never exported. After export, the following files may be saved (depends on which keys you have):

'[filename].pub': this is your public key, which may be shared with others because it is used for encryption only,
'[filename].sec': this is your secret key, which is used to decrypt encrypted files. Please keep this file safe and secure to prevent unauthorised access to your files.




Account name

A name of the current account that will be displayed in account list. If left blank, the address (or number, or user name, or account ID, as the case may be) from General section above will be used as the account name.


Any notes related to this account.

Used by the following tasks

A list of tasks that use this account.

Account ID

A unique identification number that may be used as a macro string parameter. This value cannot be changed.


A calendar date and time when this account was created. This value cannot be changed.


A calendar date and time when any of the properties of this account has been changed. This value changes automatically and cannot be changed manually.

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