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KeyRing Trial

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Version 1.7.2
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Updated February 20, 2014
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Category Communication

Description

Manage your Web of Trust!

Which key rings have you certified, and which key owners have vouched for the key rings you currently hold? What trust have you accorded to them, and what relevance does it have?

Decide for yourself.

* Create, certify, and revoke key rings
* Add/Remove key servers
* Search and Export to key servers
* Add user IDs and subkeys
* Revoke key rings, subkeys and certifications
* Change key expiration
* Assign nicknames to key owners
* Assign trust to key owners
* Set your own policy for key validation
* Navigate your Web of Trust
* Import key rings from File or Bluetooth
* Export key rings to File, Key Server, Mail, or Bluetooth
* Integrates seamlessly with the Squeaky Mail email client

With PGP KeyRing for Android, you can easily certify and exchange key rings and continually expand your Web of Trust.

PGP KeyRing conducts strict tests on the contents of the key rings you import. All assertions – user ids and email addresses, subkeys, certifications, and revocations – are thoroughly verified. Are the digital signatures backing these claims valid? If the answer is “no” for any portion of a key ring you attempt to import, it is rejected in its entirety. You can therefore be sure that any key ring accepted into PGP KeyRing was not tampered with en route to you and is perfectly genuine.

For this reason, third party certifications (for example, by your friends) will only be recognized if the certifier’s public certificate has also been imported. Access to the certifier’s public key the only way PGP KeyRing can be sure the certification is actually genuine.

Master keys are not considered valid for encryption or signing files in PGP KeyRing. Only subkeys can do that. If your key ring contains a single key (the master), you will only be able to use it to certify third parties. Similarly, El Gamal subkeys cannot be used for signing files, only encrypting them. You always have the option to add an RSA subkey.

PGP KeyRing works with HKP key servers. This is why you can add them freely. However, some confusion might arise as to which key servers are actually implementing HKP. Just because there is a web front-end does not mean the key server is also an HKP key server! In general, HKP key servers are available on port 11371. More information should be available on the web.

The trial version has some limitations over the full version. For example, it holds one secret key ring and up to five public key rings. Once imported or created, key rings cannot be deleted. Also, you can search but not import from key servers. Lastly, there is no password cache in the trial version.

On the flip side, there are no ads in the trial version!

PGP KeyRing can be used seamlessly by Squeaky Mail to send and receive encrypted messages (even in the trial version). No manual jumping between apps required. Squeaky Mail is based entirely on the popular, open source email client K-9 Mail.

Adam Wasserman

PGP KeyRing does not retain a copy of your public or private key rings other than locally. It does not transfer key rings except as the user specifically instructs. No personal information is ever gathered and dispensed to third parties except as required to transfer key rings at the user’s discretion. Only personal information that can be gleaned directly from a key ring is ever transferred to a third party: public (and possibly private) keys as well as the email addresses associated with those keys and any other information that may be present in the key ring.

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