How to switch off SAL or Smartcard SAL using CHGSAL.exe?

  • Article ID: 107717
  • Updated: 27 Jun 2009

SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition

Server OS



How to switch off SAL or Smartcard SAL using CHGSAL.exe?


If Secure Auto Logon (with or without smartcard) is enabled, it can be disabled by a user with Windows administrator rights and enabled again by running CHGSAL.EXE from the SafeGuard Easy directory.

To do so, proceed as follows:

1.Select the "Run..." command in the Windows Start Menu and then run "cmd" to display the DOS prompt.

2.Switch to the directory in which SafeGuard Easy is stored and enter the following command with the appropriate parameters:

/SAL:ON --> enable Secure Auto Logon

/SAL:OFF --> disable Secure Auto Logon

/SCSAL:ON --> enable Smartcard SAL

/SCSAL:OFF --> disable Smartcard SAL

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This tool only works if SafeGuard Easy is installed with SAL or Smartcard SAL.


Alternatively it is possible to disable SAL/SCSAL by changing the respective registry key:


HKLM\Software\Utimaco\Sgeasy --> SAL=0


HKLM\Software\Utimaco\Sgeasy --> SCSAL=0

Related documents:
SGI 103718 - Change SAL (secure auto logon) user settings

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