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Key Generation - Enter Passphrase
On the Key Generation - Enter Passphrase page you can provide information describing the generated key pair, and protect the files with a passphrase.
Figure : Entering a passphrase for a newly generated key pair
- File Name
Type a name for the key file in the File Name field.
In this field you can write a short comment that describes the key pair. You can for example describe the connection the files are used for. This field is not obligatory, but can be quite useful.
Type a phrase that you have to enter when handling the key. This passphrase works in a similar way to a password and gives some protection for your private key.
Make the passphrase difficult to guess. Use at least 8 characters, both letters and numbers. Any punctuation characters can be used as well.
Memorize the passphrase carefully, and do not write it down.
Type the passphrase again. This ensures that you have not made a typing error.
When you have typed the file name and typed the passphrase twice, you can click Next to proceed to the next phase.
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