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Generate encryption keys for call recording encryption

RSA is one of the first practicable public-key cryptosystems and is widely used for secure data transmission. RSA involves a public key and a private key. The public key can be known by everyone and is used for encrypting messages. Messages encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted in a reasonable amount of time using the private key.

In this description You will read about two different ways to create some RSA key pairs. In the first section of this tutorial, You will get some knowledge about creating public and private RSA keys with Puttygen application. Besides this option, You will be able to use the Security feature of Ozeki Phone System to create encryption keys.

Generate keypair with Puttygen

First of all, open the Puttygen program to create a new encryption key pair. You can add some parameters to the application according to your needs. You can specify the type of the key (SSH-1 RSA, SSH-2 RSA and SSH-2 DSA), and number of bits of the generated key. Choose SSH-2 RSA key type, add a key length, then click on the ’Generate’ button to generate a public/private RSA key pair.

putty key generator
Figure 1 - PuTTY Key Generator

Then You will need to move your cursor randomly over the blank area to create a unique key pair.

key generation
Figure 2 - Key generation

After these steps, You will get both of the keys. The public key is useful, when you want to encrypt a message to hide some informations. This message only can be decrypted when someone has the private key pair for the public key. To save public key, click on the ’Save public key’ button, name the file and choose a path for it.

save public key
Figure 3 - Save public key

To decrypt the encrypted data, You will need to save the private key. You can easily do this, just choose the Conversions menu tab Export OpenSSH key option. Make sure that only those people can reach this private key who really has an access for it.

save private key
Figure 4 - Save private key

If You have done all of these steps with Puttygen, you have an RSA public and private key pair, which allows You to encrypt and decrypt your files and datas.

Generate encryption key pair with Ozeki Phone System

There is another way to create encryption key pair, You can use Ozeki Phone System to reach this functionality. This is a really great and comfortable option to create encryption keys and encrypt/decrypt your selected files.

First of all, login to the Ozeki Phone System using your valid username and password.

ozeki phone system login page
Figure 5 - Ozeki Phone System login page

If You logged in successfully, You will find yourself in the main menu of the Ozeki Phone System. To create encryption keys, select the PBX features menu title on the top of the screen, then choose the Security option.

click on security
Figure 6 - Click on Security

In the Security menu, select the Encryption keys on the left side of the screen, then click on the Add new key button to create keys. This is also the place where you can download the Ozeki Phone System Decryption tool which allows you decrypt encrypted call recordings

generate keys
Figure 7 - Generate keys

You are able to add a unique name for your key, what will be used to reference the generated encryption key in Ozeki Phone System, You can upload the public key of an existing key pair, or You can generate a brand new key pair. A download prompt will appear with the private key after the generation. It will warn You that this will be your only chance to download the private key. If You lose the key, this keypair no longer be of use.

general settings
Figure 8 - General settings

After You gave a name for the key, You can generate the key pair and download the private key. Store this private key in an absolutely safe place where there is no possibility of obtaining the file.

downloading private key
Figure 9 - Downloading private key

Finally You can find the saved public key in the Encryption keys list and You can use it to encrypt your recorded calls in Ozeki Phone System.

the saved key
Figure 10 - The saved key

Now go back to the main page to use this key to setup call recording encryption to protect your recorded calls. You can find the call recording setups in the PBX features menu point Call recording option.

call recordings
Figure 11 - Call recordings

You can see here the setups of call recordings of Ozeki Phone System. Select the Setup call recordings option and set a recording rule by clicking on the New recording rule button.

setup call recordings
Figure 12 - Setup call recordings

You are able to choose between 3 recording setups: generael, advanced and period. There is a security section in general setups, which allows You to encrypt the recordings using the public key of the keypair configured under 'Encryption keys'. Select the Use encryption checkbox to reach the saved encryption keys, and select one of them to encrypt your call recordings.

call recording security settings
Figure 13 - Call recording security settings

Conclusion

You read about two easy and useful ways of generating RSA public and private keypair with Puttygen and Ozeki Phone System. With Puttygen You are able to create a unique key pair and use it for encrypt call recordings in Ozeki Phone System. And there also a way to generate keys with Ozeki Phone System as well. With these features You easily can protect your informations from anybody.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at info@ozekiphone.com

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