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OpenPGP Component

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The OpenPGP component is used to encrypt/decrypt and sign/verify PGP messages.




The OpenPGP component supports encrypting/decrypting and signing/verifying OpenPGP messages in the format specified by RFC 4880.

The Encrypt, Sign, and SignAndEncrypt methods are used to create a message to be sent to your partner. You can additionally create messages bound for multiple recipients with different keys, simultaneously encrypt and compress with the most popular compression algorithms, and control other aspects such as the encrypting algorithm to use.

When a message is received, the Decrypt, VerifySignature, and DecryptAndVerifySignature methods are used to process the incoming message.

The Keys property holds the key (with private key) used to sign and decrypt.

The SignerKeys property holds the key used to verify a signature.

The RecipientKeys property holds the key used to encrypt.

Input and Output Properties

The component will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:

When using streams you may need to additionally set CloseInputStreamAfterProcessing or CloseOutputStreamAfterProcessing.

Property List

The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ASCIIArmorSpecifies whether to use ASCII armor to encode the output message.
AutoSelectAlgorithmsWhether to automatically select algorithms when encrypting or signing.
ClearSignatureSpecifies whether or not to create a cleartext signature.
CompressionMethodThe compression algorithm used.
DetachedSignatureSpecifies whether or not to generate a detached signature when signing a message.
EncryptingAlgorithmThe encryption algorithm used when encrypting.
InputFileThe file to process.
InputMessageThe message to process.
KeysA collection of keys used for cryptographic operations.
MessageHeadersA collection of headers in the ASCII armored message.
OutputFileThe output file.
OutputMessageThe output message after processing.
OverwriteIndicates whether or not the component should overwrite files.
RecipientKeysThe collection of keys belonging to the recipient of the message.
SignerKeysThe collection of keys belonging to the signer of the message.
SigningAlgorithmThe signature hash algorithm used when signing.

Method List

The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
DecryptDecrypts the message.
DecryptAndVerifySignatureDecrypts and verifies the signature of the message.
EncryptEncrypts the message.
GetRecipientInfoGets recipient information for an encrypted message.
ResetResets the component properties.
SetInputStreamSets the stream from which the component will read data to encrypt or decrypt.
SetOutputStreamThe stream to which the component will write the fully encrypted or decrypted OpenPGP data.
SignSigns the message.
SignAndEncryptSigns and encrypts the current message.
VerifySignatureVerifies the signature of the current message.

Event List

The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
KeyPassphraseFired if the passphrase of current key is incorrect or empty.
ProgressFired as progress is made.
RecipientInfoFired for each recipient key of the encrypted message.
SignatureInfoFired during verification of the signed message.
StatusShows the progress of the operation.
VerificationStatusFired after verification of the signed message.

Configuration Settings

The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AllowEmptyInputWhether to allow empty files for input.
AllowOldPacketTypeWhether to allow the older encrypted packet type.
CloseInputStreamAfterProcessingDetermines whether or not the input stream is closed after processing.
CloseOutputStreamAfterProcessingDetermines whether or not the output stream is closed after processing.
CompressionLevelThe level of compression used.
DeleteOutputFileOnErrorWhether to delete the output file on an error.
DetachedSignatureDataThe detached signature.
EnsureValidDSASignatureHashAlgorithmWhether or not to select a suitable signature hash algorithm automatically.
FileNameThe original name of the encrypted file.
ForceV3SignatureWhether to use v3 signatures.
KeyIdLengthThe length of the KeyId available.
KeySelectionMethodThe method used to select a key for encryption or signing.
LogLevelSpecifies the level of detail that is logged.
PGPZipDirThe directory used when creating or extracting a PGP zip file.
ProgressEventThresholdThe amount of data in bytes to process before firing the progress event.
PublicKeyringFileThe file name of the public keyring file.
ReadFromProgressEventWhether to read input data from inside the progress event.
RecursiveDecryptModeWhether the encrypted data should be decrypted recursively.
RequireEncryptionWhether to throw an error when decrypting and encryption is not detected.
RequireIntegrityProtectedPacketWhether an MDC packet is required for decryption.
RequireSignatureWhether to throw an error when verifying a signature and no signature is found.
RequireValidSignatureSpecifies if an invalid signature is considered an error condition.
SecretKeyringFileThe file name of the secret keyring file.
SplitHeadersControls whether ASCII Armor headers are split or not.
SymmetricPassphraseThe password used for symmetric encryption or decryption.
UseFipsCompliantAlgorithmsRestricts the usage to FIPS compliant algorithms only.
VersionHeaderThe Version header value in the ASCII armored OpenPGP message.
WriteToProgressEventWhether to write output data so it is accessible from inside the progress event.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

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