Hide keys

To avoid showing too many unused group keys in a user's key ring on the endpoint, you can define keys to be hidden. Keys which are not shown in the user’s key ring can still be used to access encrypted files, but not to encrypt new ones.

To hide keys:

  1. In the SafeGuard Management Center, click Keys and Certificates.
  2. In the navigation area, click Keys and select Assigned Keys.

    The Assigned Keys view is displayed showing the Hide Key column.

  3. There are two ways to specify that keys are to be hidden:
    • Select the check box in the Hide Key column for the required key.

    • Select one or several keys and right-click to open a context menu.

      Select Hide Key From User.

  4. Save your changes to the database.

The specified keys are not shown in the user's key ring.

For information on displaying the user's key ring on the endpoint, see the SafeGuard Enterprise user help, chapter System Tray Icon and tool tips.

Note: If a policy specifies a hidden key to be used for encryption, the Hide Key setting does not affect encryption on the endpoint.