SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration: Signature certificates for Security Officers

  • Article ID: 108283
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2014

Product
SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration v.3.80 and above

Client OS

All supported operating systems

Question
What is the purpose of a signature certificate for a security officer?

Answer
Yes. Previously, SafeGuard LAN Crypt supported only one standard certificate for security officers. The standard certificate is used to log on to SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration (technically, this is an encryption operation therefore the certificate is called encryption certificate) and for signing profiles.

However, some PKIs separate signature from encryption certificates. Therefore, in addition to the normally used standard certificate, a signature certificate can now be assigned to a security officer. If this optional certificate is made available, it is used within SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration to sign the encryption profiles. If it is not available, the standard certificate will be used for the signature as in the past.

The Key Usage of certificate should include following properties:

Digital Signature, Key Encipherment, Data Encipherment

Details can be seen in the SO Properties window, on the Advanced tab.

 
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