Add, import, transfer, search & manage existing PGP keys via Canary's Key Manager
You must use the Manual encryption mode in Canary if:
- You plan on using your existing PGP keys generated via other apps / tools such as GPGTools, Symantec Encryption Desktop etc
- You plan on sending and receiving encrypted emails to / from users who do not use Canary (Canary's Auto encryption mode only works with other Canary users)
On iOS, you can select Manual mode during app onboarding, or via Canary > Settings > Security > Encryption Mode > Manual.
To import your keys to Canary, you must first export them from your current app / tool as a .asc file. For example, you can do this via GPG Keychain as follows:
- Select keys you'd like to transfer to Canary
- Click Export (doing this will only save a copy, your keys will still remain in GPG Keychain)
- Select checkbox to include private keys (necessary for each mail account you will be sending emails from, via Canary)
- Click Save
To transfer the keys to iPhone / iPad:
- Connect your device to your computer
- Open iTunes > Select Device > File Sharing > Canary
- Drag and drop the .asc file into 'Canary Documents'
- Click Done (Sync is not necessary)
Then open Key Manager in Canary for iOS via Settings > Security > Encryption Mode > Manual > Keys
In the Key Manager:
- Click on the + sign (top right corner)
- Select 'Transferred via iTunes'
- Select your .asc file
- Review imported keys
Via Key Manager in Canary for iOS, you can:
- Import existing keys
- Search for and add public keys for your contacts
- Swipe left to delete keys
- Generate new keys
That's it - you can now send and receive encrypted emails to other PGP users using your existing PGP keys, via Canary!