Decrypt Your Reports Using GPG for Windows

Note: This tutorial assumes you received reports via email or via FTP that were encrypted with the public key you sent to IBKR. If you need guidance to set up the encrypted statement delivery, please refer to this article, which is a prerequisite to the instructions below.

How to Decrypt Encrypted Email Data using GPA:

1.  Start the GPA program (included in Gpa4win suite)

 
2.  Select Your Key
 
3.  Click on the Files icon in the menu
 
4.  Click the Open menu icon
 
5.  Navigate to the encrypted Report and select it. Click the Open button in the bottom right as seen in the image below
 
6.  Your file should now be listed in the file manager as seen below
 
7.  Click the decrypt button and the decrypted file should appear below in blue.
 
 

Common Issues/Questions

  • Decryption failed with error 'No Secret Key'

This is commonly caused when the wrong encryption key is used to decrypt the file.  If decryption is being done on a computer other than the original computer that was used to create the public/private keys, the keys would have to be transferred from the original computer to the new computer

If the above does not help, then a new public/private key pair needs to be created and sent to us.

 

References

KB3842 - Using GPG/RSA encryption keys to guarantee the privacy and security of your Reports
KB3968 - Generate a key pair using GPG for Windows
KB4205 - Generate a key pair using GPG Suite on macOS
KB4210 - Decrypting Reports using your PGP Key pair on macOS
KB4407 - Generate RSA Key Pair on Windows
KB4578 - How to Access your Reports using FTP on Windows
KB4580 - How to Access your Reports using FTP on MacOS
KB4409 - How to set up sFTP for using Certificate Authentication on Windows
KB4410 - How to set up sFTP for using Certificate Authentication on macOS
KB4411 - How to backup your public/private Key pair 
KB4323 - How to transfer your public/private key pair from one computer to another