PGP Encryption Public Key

Equifax Verification Services supports PGP file encryption.

PGP combines some of the best features of modern cryptography, including compression, digital signatures and public key encryption. Encrypting your data files prior to transmitting them to Equifax service protects the data as it travels over the public Internet via FTP. Files can be encrypted in the following way:

Public Key Encryption

Public key cryptography is an encryption scheme that uses a pair of keys for encryption: a public key, which encrypts data, and a private key for decryption. We publish our public key to all clients and data-trading partners while keeping the private key secret. To send encrypted data, you must obtain the public key and encrypt the file with that key. In order for you to receive encrypted data, we must obtain your public key and encrypt the file with your key. Public keys are distributed in a physical file that can be emailed or downloaded via the Web.

The following steps are necessary to use PGP to encrypt files:

 

You are now ready to begin encrypting your data files. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Compression is built into the encryption algorithm, so it is not necessary to zip your data files before or after encryption.
  • Equifax issues keys that expire every six months.
  • The key available on this WebPage will expire on 02/28/2023. If you are using the previous version of our key, please note that it will expire and stop working on 08/31/2022.

 

Download Equifax Workfoce Solutions Public Key:

2048 bit2048 bit RSA Equifax Public Key (for PGP versions 5.0 and above)

Alternatively, you can copy this text below and import it into PGP.

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-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----