Setting up your first SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac policy

  • Artikel-ID: 120537
  • Aktualisiert: 11 Feb 2014

This article describes how to set up and apply a file encryption policy to a Mac OS X client using SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac 6.10

Operating systems
Mac OS X 10.7.x, Mac OS X 10.8.x, Mac OS X 10.9.x

What To Do

There are 3 stages to the procedure required to create and apply a policy which will encrypt a local folder "Documents/Protected"stages on a Mac client. 

  1. Use the SafeGuard Enterprise (SGN) Management Center (MC) to create the File Encryption policy.
  2. Assign the new policy "File Encryption for Mac" to the members of the domain/workgroup.
  3. Run the synchronization on the Mac OS X client and check the policies.

1. Use the SafeGuard Enterprise (SGN) Management Center (MC) to create the File Encryption policy 

  1. Open the SGN MC and select the "Policies" tab.
  2. Create a new SGN File Encryption Policy "File Encryption for Mac".
  3. At the path table add the pre-defined entry <Documents>.
  4. Add the folder name Protected at the end (Example:  <Documents>\Protected).
  5. Use the default option for Scope and Mode, which will encrypt all files including all subfolders.
  6. At the Key tab select a personal key (only the user will able to read the encrypted data).

2. Assign the new policy "File Encryption for Mac" to the members of the domain/workgroup

  1. Setup the Mac client as described in the Best Practice Guide for SafeGuard Enterprise 6.10.
  2. Select the domain or workgroup at the "Users and Computers" tab and open the "Policies" tab at the center window.
  3. Search for the "File Encryption for Mac" policy within the right window from the "Available Policies" tab and drag and drop from the right window to the center.
  4. Save the change using the save button or pressing Ctrl+S.

3. Run the synchronization on the Mac OS X client and check the policies

  1. At your Mac login with an Mac OS X user account.
  2. Open the Mac OS X "System Preferences" and choose "Sophos Encryption".
  3. Select the "Server" tab.
  4. Run the "Synchronization" once and wait a few seconds.
  5. Change to the "Users" tab; you should see the certificate information for the user.
  6. Change to the policies tab; select the "Received policies view" icon below the list of policies. You should see the new policy for "Documents/Protected". 
  7. Select "Translated Policies View", the icon next to above one. You will not see the new "Documents/Protected" policy until the folder "Protected" is created.
  8. Open the finder and select the Documents folder.
  9. Create a new folder with the name "Protected".
  10. After that, you should get a new mount point "Protected_SECURED" folder at you desktop. You might need to activate "Connected servers" in your Finder Preferences.

 

 

 
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