Sign Files

Posted on October 19, 2022

Signing a file using your secret key shows that you have authenticated the file. It also shows if the file has been tampered with since you signed it.

The duration of the Open PGP signing depends on the number of selected files. While the files are being signed, a status bar displays the task progress. When complete, a dialog box shows a results summary.

On the Open PGP Tasks tab, navigate to the file or folder you would like to sign. Then from the toolbar, click the Sign icon.

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Sign Files

The Sign Files screen makes selecting a secret key and completing the required information to sign a file easy.


Select a signing key

From the list of signing keys, select the secret key you would like to use to sign the files.



The passphrase for the selected secret key.


Use Version 3 Signature

Check this check box if you want to sign the document using an older version of Open PGP. This option is provided for compatibility with software that creates signatures using version 3.


Detached Signature

The signature can be placed in the file you are signing or in a separate signature file. Selecting this option creates a separate file containing only your signature.


Output as Text

Select this option if you would like to have all of the signed files saved in ASCII format.


Output Directory

The location to save signed files.

Same As Original Files

Select this option if you would like to save the signed files in the same directory as the original files with the prefix and/or suffix added.


Output File Names

This allows you to customize the names of signed files.


Prefix to add to each signed file.




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