SafeGuard Enterprise Data Exchange: Sharing encryption keys within multiple environments

  • Article ID: 117364
  • Updated: 01 Dec 2014

Issue

Exporting Group Keys from SafeGuard Enterprise environments to create a common shared encryption key for file exchange between multiple SafeGuard Enterprise environments is not possible.
This article describes how sharing encrypted files across multiple SafeGuard Enterprise (Data Exchange) environments, using a single encryption key, can be achieved.

First seen in

SafeGuard Data Exchange

What To Do

Sharing encrypted files across multiple SafeGuard Enterprise (Data Exchange) environments using a single encryption key can be achieved in the following way:

In the first SafeGuard Enterprise environment

  1. Log on with an existing SafeGuard Enterprise User account to an existing SafeGuard Enterprise Data Exchange client.
  2. Create a local key with a strong passphrase and encrypt a file with the new local key.
  3. Make sure you synchronize the SafeGuard Client with the SafeGuard Enterprise Server at least once.
  4. Open the SafeGuard Enterprise Management Center and navigate to the user that was used to create the local key (in step 2). The local key should be displayed on the "Key" tab of the user.
  5. Assign the local key to the container that holds the users / computers that will be used to share data with the second SafeGuard Enterprise environment (i.e. Domain node).

In the second SafeGuard Enterprise environment

  1. Copy the file that is encrypted with the local key you want to share, to a computer in the second SafeGuard Enterprise environment, import the local key users keyring, using the "Import Key from File.." function (see article 108591) and the passphrase that was previously used to secure the local key.
  2. The key is now available in the users keyring.
  3. Make sure you synchronize the SafeGuard Client with the SafeGuard Enterprise Server at least once
  4. Open the SafeGuard Enterprise Management Center and navigate to the user that has been used to import the local key. The local key is now displayed on the "Key" tab of the user.
  5. Assign the key to the container that holds the users / computers that will be used used to share data with the second SafeGuard Enterprise environment (i.e. Domain node).

Files encrypted with the local key can now be shared and accessed from users in both SafeGuard Enterprise environments.

 
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