# RecipientKey Property

The recipient's public key used when encrypting.

## Syntax

publicElgamalKeygetRecipientKey();publicvoidsetRecipientKey(ElgamalKey recipientKey);

## Remarks

This property specifies the recipient's public key. This property must be set before calling Encrypt.

An Elgamal key is made up of a number of individual parameters.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

The class also includes the PublicKey field which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in PublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

The class also include the PrivateKey field which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily.