When importing the directory structure, SafeGuard Enterprise in its default setting automatically generates keys for:
and assigns them to the corresponding objects. Computer and user keys are generated as required.
Keys for groups
In its default setting, SafeGuard Enterprise does not automatically generate keys for groups. This behavior is deactivated by default. As a security officer, you can change this behavior on the Keys tab by selecting Tools > Options. If Groups is checked on the Keys tab, SafeGuard Enterprise automatically generates group keys, when the database is synchronized. At the bottom of the Synchronization tab it is indicated for which items keys are generated when synchronization is performed.
Keys cannot be deleted! They are retained permanently in the SafeGuard Enterprise Database.
The first time an endpoint is started, SafeGuard Enterprise generates a computer key for that endpoint (defined machine key).
Each user obtains all their keys at logon from their user key ring. The user key ring comprises the following:
The keys in the user key ring determine the data which that user can access. The user can only access data for which they have a specific key.
To display all keys for a user, click Users and Computers and select the Keys tab.
Click Users and Computers to open the display.
The keys of a selected object are displayed in the action area and in the respective views.
The display in the action area depends on what is selected in the navigation area. All keys assigned to the selected object are displayed.
Under Available Keys, all available keys are displayed. Keys already assigned to the selected object are grayed out. Select Filter to switch between keys already assigned to an object (active) and keys not yet assigned to an object (inactive).
After the import, each user receives a number of keys which can be used for data encryption.