The main purpose of the Order Encryption screen is to use the Encryption Key Wizard.
The Encryption Key Wizard is a utility that helps you stay compliant with the PCI-DSS standards for
storing payment information. Use the wizard to:
- Enable encryption in your store. When you enable encryption, the payment information on new
orders will be encrypted.
- Encrypt payment information on existing orders (migrate).
- Delete payment information from existing orders (archive).
- Replace your old encryption keys with new ones. The PCI-DSS standards require you to create
new encryption keys every 365 days.
For complete information on using the Encryption Key Wizard, please see Best Practices
for Managing Credit Card Data.