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Exchanging encrypted data with Bank of America

March 1st, 2017

Bank of America accepts OpenPGP encrypted files from its clients. Unfortunately in the official technical documentation that they provide it is not very clear how to create the proper format which they will accept. In order to easy you we will show bellow a small code snippet that will illustrate how to create such encrypted file with the help of DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for Java. Similar result can be achieved for other programming environments with the corresponding products offered by DidiSoft.

The example code snippet below will create signed and encrypted data in the format requested by Bank of America:

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  PGPLib pgp = new PGPLib();
  boolean asciiOutput = true;
  pgp.signAndEncryptFileVersion3("c:\\data.txt", "c:\\my_private_key.asc", "my key password", "c:\\BoA_key.asc", "c:\\encrypted.pgp", asciiOutput);

The key file BoA_key.asc is assumed to be the text file containing Bank of America’s public PGP key. The file my_private_key.asc file shall be your private key corresponding to the public key you have uploaded already to Bank of America. The other parameters shall be self explanatory.