Purpose of the user right 'Issue abbreviated C/R Code'

  • Article ID: 109112
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010


Product
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS

None

Question

What is the purpose of the user right 'Issue abbreviated C/R Code'?

Answer

This function is particularly suitable for sub-system administrators who are responsible for remote administration. This property influences the length of the response code that is exchanged during a Challenge/Response procedure.

Users with the "Issue abbreviated C/R Code" property (and the SYSTEM user) generate short response codes that have only 30 characters, whereas "normal" Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption users generate response codes that are 56 characters long. When these are typed in or passed on to the user, this can lead to increased errors.

For details of the Challenge/Response procedure, please read Chapter ’Remote Administration’ in the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption Manual


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