Passphrase for SafeGuard Data Exchange

The user must enter a passphrase which is used to generate local keys for secure data exchange with SafeGuard Data Exchange. The keys generated on the endpoints are also stored in the SafeGuard Enterprise Database. In policies of the type Passphrase, you define the relevant requirements.

For details of SafeGuard Data Exchange, see SafeGuard Data Exchange.

For further details of SafeGuard Data Exchange and SafeGuard Portable on the endpoint refer to the SafeGuard Enterprise user help, chapter SafeGuard Data Exchange.

Policy Setting Explanation
Passphrase  
Min. passphrase length Defines the minimum number of characters for the passphrase from which the key is generated. The required value can be entered directly or increased/reduced using the arrow keys.
Max. passphrase length Defines the maximum number of characters for the passphrase. The required value can be entered directly or increased/reduced using the arrow keys.
Min. number of letters

Min. number of digits

Min. number of special characters

This setting specifies that a passphrase must not consist exclusively of letters, numbers or symbols, but of a combination of that least two (for example 15flower). These settings only make sense if a minimum passphrase length of greater than 2 has been defined.
Keyboard row forbidden Refers to keys arranged consecutively in rows on the keyboard such as "123" or "qwe". A maximum of two adjacent characters on the keyboard is allowed. Consecutive key sequences relate only to the alphanumerical keyboard area.
Keyboard column forbidden Refers to keys arranged consecutively in columns on the keyboard such as "xsw2" or "3edc" (but not "xdr5" or "cft6"!). A maximum of two adjacent characters in a single keyboard column is permitted. If you disallow keyboard columns, these combinations are rejected for passphrases. Consecutive key sequences relate only to the alphanumerical keyboard area.
Three or more consecutive characters forbidden The activation of this option disallows key sequences
  • which are consecutive series of ASCII code symbols in both ascending and descending order ("abc" or "cba").

  • which consist of three or more identical characters ("aaa" or "111").

User name as passphrase forbidden Determines whether the user name and passphrase may be identical.

Yes: Windows user name and passphrase must be different.

No: Users may use their Windows user names as passphrases.

Case sensitive This setting is effective when User name as passphrase forbidden is active.

Example: "EMaier" is entered as a user name. If the option Case sensitive is set to YES and User name as passphrase forbidden is set to NO, user EMaier cannot use any variant of this user name (for example emaier or eMaiER) as a passphrase.