This article details how to backup the Organization Key for the Symantec Encryption Management Server (previously known as PGP Universal Server). The Organization Key is used to sign all user keys and to encrypt server backups.
As all backups are encrypted with the Organization Key, it is extremely important to back up the Organization Key. If the Organization Key is not backed it up, it is not possible to restore from backups encrypted to the Organization Key.
Each Symantec Encryption Management Server is pre-configured with a unique Organization Key generated by the Setup Assistant. If different settings for this key is needed, the Organization Key can be re-generated based on new settings, however this should only be done prior to live deployment of the server or creation of user keys by the server.
The Organization Key automatically renews itself one day before its expiration date including all of the same settings.
The Organization Key can be backed up during the initial installation of the server or by exporting the key from the Symantec Encryption Management Server interface.
To backup your Organization Key