goTenna Pro/Pro X units use AES-256 encryption for Broadcast messages and require a key generation and sharing to enable
By default broadcast messages are unencrypted
Anyone in the network can create and share Broadcast encryption keys, service user permissions are not required
1-to-1 Messages are encrypted by default using 384-bit elliptic curve encryption. This is possible through private key and public key sharing that is accomplished within the application without requiring user input.
Creating and Sharing Encryption Keys
To create an encryption key: Navigate to the encryption menu by selecting “Encryption” from the main menu. Select the “+” icon to create or acquire a new encryption key.
To generate a new key: Select “Generate a new key”. Name your key. Please ensure that the key name selected is unique from your existing set of encryption keys. Select “Save”.
To use this key: Toggle “Encrypt Broadcasts” on and select the encryption key you’d like to use.
To share this key: You may choose to either share your key via broadcast chat or via QR code. In order to send the key via broadcast chat, please ensure your team is tuned into the same frequency set.
- If sent via broadcast chat, your team members will receive a push notification on their device indicating that they have received a new encryption key.
- If QR code is selected, a QR code will appear on the screen for all team members to scan. Select the arrow to move on to key validation.
- If PIN is selected, a PIN will appear on the screen to be read to all team members for input on their devices. Select Done once all team members have validated the key.
Problem 1: I can’t see anyone’s messages
- Ensure that users are on the same encryption key
- Have users test transmissions without encryption to ensure there is not another setting interfering with this function