Overview and Requirements
This encryption article will allow you to encrypt your Roster Import files using our Private/Public key pairs.
In order to continue with the encryption procedure you must fill the following requirements:
1.- You already have installed the GPG Tools in your computer.
2.- You already have generated your own pair of keys.
3.- The AlertFind / Aurea Team already sent you the public key which will allow you to encrypt the files and only be decrypted by the private key of the AlertFind / Aurea Team.
This article will guide you through the process of importing the public key of the AlertFind / Aurea Team and encrypt your Roster Import file with it. Please note that for GPG encrypted files to be decrypted, armoring option must be used as illustrated in the following examples.
Importing AlertFind / Aurea public key
To start with the process of encrypting a file using GPG Tools, we must import the public key of the AlertFind / Aurea team in order to only be decrypted by us. Please remember that you must have installed the GPG Tools and you have generated your own pair of keys and you have the public key of the AlertFind / Aurea Team.
First we need to import the public key of the AlertFind / Aurea Team, to do this you should execute the following command:
$ gpg --import /path/to/the/public/key/file
After the execution of the command described above you should get the following output indicating that you already have imported our public key:
Encrypting a file with GPG tools
Now that you have imported our public key you can encrypt the file in order to only be decrypted by us.
You must execute the following command to encrypt your file:
$ gpg --encrypt --sign --armor -r email@example.com /path/to/file
Where /path/to/file is the path and the file to be encrypted. This encrypts the file using our public key and outputs the message in a text format instead of raw bytes. The filename will be the same as the input filename but with an .asc extension. You can now send the encrypted file to us. Please type y (yes) if the command prompt for any message and when asked please type your passphrase and click ok.
After this step you must see your file encrypted in the folder and if you open it you will find the content in GPG format.
You can now send us this encrypted file and we will be able to process it.