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JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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    How can I generate a private key?

    Asked by rockriver6 on October 11, 2016 at 02:22 PM

    I made a secure form but I never created a key.  How can I ready my submission?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on October 11, 2016 at 04:46 PM

    Once the encryption is enabled, the public key is saved at JotForm, and private key (usually named jotform.key) is supposed to be downloaded by the form owner. The private key is required for decryption.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to decrypt the data if the private key is missing (lost or was not downloaded).

    If you do not have the private key, you might consider generating a new key pair by disabling and enabling the form encryption option. Note, that this will not decrypt the old data.