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 +# Private Key
 +A private key is part of a cryptographic system for
 +[authentication](../​a/​authentication) and [encryption](../​e/​encryption) using a private and public key.
 +The **private key** is kept secret and secure, and can be used to decrypt messages encrypted with the [public key](../​p/​public_key).