Key Management

PGP Key Management offers a complete solution to create and manage PGP keys natively within Sterling B2B Integrator.

You can create, read, check-in, update or delete PGP keys and process the PGP document sent by an external party to perform cryptographic operations like encryption, decryption, signing, verification, compression, or decompression. The PGP keys are stored in the system database.

A key is a pair that comprises of private and public portions. In PGP, the private portion of the key is the Secret key and the public portion of the key is the Public key.
Note: You can share a public key, but never share a private or secret key.
To support the native keys in Sterling B2B Integrator without depending on external vendors, the following options are introduced:
  • PGP Secret Key
  • PGP Public key

PGP Secret Key

The PGP Secret Key is the secret or private key the sender uses to decrypt the messages. This key is protected with a system passphrase. The system supports Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations for create, check-in, edit, search, list, delete, and check-out options.

For more information, see PGP Secret Key.

PGP Public Key

The PGP Public Key is the public key the receiver uses to encrypt the messages. There is no passphrase for public key. The system supports CRUD operations for check-in, search, list, delete, and check-out options.
  • You cannot create a public key. Every PGP Secret Key creates a corresponding entry for a PGP Public Key.
  • You can also check-in a key created from an external system into the database as a PGP Public Key.

For more information, see PGP Public Key.