SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client - Explanation for the S, X, and I in the "Show Profile" window.

  • Article ID: 107464
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2010

SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client >=3.51

Client OS

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

What does the S, X, and I in the "Show Profile" window mean?

The explanation for the S, X and I as seen in the screenshot is descript beneath.

S = Include Subdirectories
X = Exclude Path
I = Ignore Path

These Settings can be defined when creating a encryption rule in the SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration.

Include Subdirectories
Unless specifically defined, subdirectories are not included in encryption. To include all subdirectories in encryption, you must select the Include subdirectories option.

Entry: my_data\*.* Include subdirectories
This encryption rule encrypts all files in:
C:\company\my_data\project NT
C:\company\my_data\project 2000\demo

Exclude Path
To do this you must define an encryption rule that excludes this data from encryption. You do this by selecting the Exclude path option in the File encryption dialog. When you do so, the files specified in the encryption rule are not encrypted. By default this option is not selected.

All files with the file extension .TXT are to be excluded from encryption.
First line:
entry C:\MYDIR\*.TXT,Exclude path, no key: excludes all files with the file extension .TXT in the MYDIR directory from encryption.
Second line:
entry C:\MYDIR\*.*, Exclude path not selected, encrypts all files in the MYDIR (except .TXT file) with the specified key.

Ignore Path
SafeGuard LAN Crypt includes the Ignore path option. SafeGuard LAN Crypt simply ignores files affected by encryption rules of this kind.

Compared with the Exclude path option, this means that there is also no access control for these files. You can open them (the encrypted contents are displayed), move and delete them, etc. Despite this the system checks files in directories that are excluded from encryption to see whether they are encrypted or not. In this way SafeGuard LAN Crypt finds out whether files in directories of this kind are encrypted or not. You cannot access encrypted data. SafeGuard LAN Crypt simply ignores files in directories for which the Ignore path option has been selected! SafeGuard LAN Crypt does not check them, and users can access encrypted files.

This option is primarily used for files that are accessed very frequently, and that there is no particular reason to encrypt. This improves system performance.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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