This article details how to create PGP keys in Encryption Desktop (previously PGP Desktop) for Mac OS X.
PGP Keys are essential to the use of Encryption Desktop encryption, therefore it is important to backup your keys by either exporting the key(s) to a file and storing in a secure location. You can also use the backup feature provided within Encryption Desktop (see the Backup option within PGP Options). See article HOWTO42074 for how to export PGP Keys.
Enter a passphrase that is not easy to guess, but do not enter a passphrase easily forgotten. If you forget the passphrase to a key, any Email or file encrypted to the key will remain encrypted and appear as cipher text.
Use the following steps, if you skipped the PGP Key Assistant keypair creation during installation, or if you would like to create a new keypair.