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Status Future consideration
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 15, 2022

Have the ability to export an entire secret PGP keypair within B2Bi

As discussed with support in TS011052588 - it is not possible to export a secret keypair that has been imported/generated with Native PGP, into a format that can then be imported to use with other PGP software. When you export a secret key via the PGP menu within B2Bi, you are given the public half of that key only (for distribution to your trading partners). You can export the entire secret keypair using the Resource Manager within B2Bi, but this will only give you the keypair as either part of an Installation Bundle, or into an XML document - either of which can only be imported into another SFG system.

What this means is - if we ever wanted to move PGP operations away from SFG and onto different PGP software in the future, we will not be able to move our secret keypairs. Therefore new secret keypairs would need to be generated, and the public half of these keys will need to be given to our external partners to use for encryption operations.

We would like the ability to be able to export an entire secret keypair into a format that can be used for import to other PGP softwares, should we ever need to do that in future.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

As an administrator of B2Bi/Sterling File Gateway, I need to be able to export a secret keypair in it's entirety should there ever be a requirement to move away from B2Bi for PGP operations in future.