Promote a user to security officer

Prerequisite: To promote a user, you need to be a Master Security Officer or a security officer with the required rights.

  1. In the SafeGuard Management Center, select Users and Computers.
  2. Right-click the user you want to promote to security officer and select Make this user a Security Officer.
  3. The next step depends on whether a user certificate is available for the selected user.
    • If a user certificate has already been assigned to this user, the Select role(s) dialog is displayed. Continue with step 4.

    • If no user certificate is available, a message is displayed asking you whether a self-signed key pair should be created for this user. Click Yes and enter and confirm a password in the Password for new certificate dialog. Now the Select role(s) dialog is displayed.

  4. In the Select role(s) dialog, select the required roles and click OK.

The user is now promoted and displayed in the Security Officers area with their user name. Their properties can be displayed by selecting the respective officer in the navigation window. If the user's private key is stored in the database, No token is activated. If the user's private key resides on the token or smartcard, Optional is activated.

You may drag-and-drop the security officer to the required position in the Security Officers tree view if required.

The security officer can log on to the SafeGuard Management Center with the name displayed.