|Keys and Certificates / Personal Keys for file-based encryption by File Encryption|
If a File Encryption rule defines a Personal Key to be used for encryption and the user does not have an active Personal Key yet, the SafeGuard Enterprise Server automatically creates it. During the timeframe between policy receipt on the endpoint and the required active Personal Key becoming available, the user is not allowed to create new files in the folders covered by the File Encryption rule.
For initial deployment of File Encryption policies with encryption rules using Personal Keys to a larger group of users (hundreds or more) who do not have active Personal Keys yet, we recommend to create Personal Keys in the SafeGuard Management Center (see Create Personal Keys for multiple users). This reduces the load on the SafeGuard Enterprise Server.