Change SAL (secure auto logon) user settings

  • Article ID: 109352
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2009

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



How can I change the information SDE is using for the SAL (secure auto logon)?


In order to change the logon settings for SAL, please

  • delete the file "sgsal.dat" (%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\Sgsal.DAT)
  • reboot the machine
  • during logon process, the SAL user wizard will pop up
  • enter new user information

In order to change the user password only:
  • press [CRTL]+[ALT]+[DEL]
  • in the Windows security dialogue
  • select "change password"
  • enter new password

Please adhere to this procedure to ensure the password is synchronized for the SAL.

In case the Windows password is changed via the Windows User Management, the password for the SAL will not be synchronized. In this case, the SAL wizard will start again during the next logon process.

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