Before setting up PGP encryption, we recommend reviewing our short explanation of the topic. Note that this is an optional security feature. You will be able to receive our emails without PGP enabled, and will receive those emails with standard security methods enabled like TLS.
To start with setting up PGP, you will need software that can create your private and public key so that you can:
- Encrypt emails that you send.
- Decrypt emails that are sent to you.
We recommend that you review the software list of OpenPGP to find the best match for you.
The most popular methods are currently:
Once you have created your private and public key, you will now be able to receive encrypted emails from Kraken by sharing your public key with us through your account settings. To find your public key, review the documentation provided by your PGP software; every software provider stores public keys in different ways.
Note: you should never share your private key with anyone. Kraken will never ask for your private keys.
Sharing your PGP public key with Kraken
Verifying Kraken public PGP keys and encrypted emails
Verifying that Kraken signed an email with Kraken’s private key
If you ran into any issues, review our Troubleshooting PGP email encryption article for additional information.