New configurable encryption rule sort methods in SafeGuard LAN Crypt Adminstration

  • Article ID: 117146
  • Updated: 01 Jun 2012

The 'Resolving rules' tab in SafeGuard LAN Crypt Preferences, has had additional functions added with the release of version 3.80.

This article describes how to configure the 'Select how the rules should be ordered on the client' options.

Note: For details of how to configure the 'Select which encryption format should be used by the SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client' refer to the knowledgebase article 117179.

First seen in

SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration 3.80

What To Do

1. In the SafeGuard LAN Crypt Preferences window, go to the Resolving Rules tab.

2. Apply the settings of your choice to 'Select how the rules should be ordered on the client', as follows.

Note: This setting is only applied to clients of version 3.75 (upcoming Client version) or higher.

From here you can choose from three different sorting methods. Sort method 3 is the default method which is used by Client versions below 3.75:

Sort method 1

  1.  Ignore rules
  2.  Exclude rules
  3.  Encryption rules
Sort method 2
  1. Ignore rules
  2. Exclude rules
  3. Encryption rules specified as absolute paths without wildcards
  4. Encryption rules specified as absolute paths with wildcards not including sub-folders
  5. Encryption rules specified as absolute paths with wildcards including sub-folders
  6. All other encryption rules
An absolute path is either a UNC path (begins with double backslash) or <drive letter>:\ For example: \\server\share*.* or c:\encrypt*.*.

Sort method 3 (default)

Sort method 3 does not distinguish between ignore, exclude and encryption rules.

The rules are sorted in the following order:

  1. All absolute paths without wildcards
  2. All absolute paths with wildcards not including sub-folders
  3. All absolute paths with wildcards including sub-folders
  4. All other rules

An absolute path is either a UNC path (begins with a double backslash) or <drive letter>:\" For example: \\server\share*.* or c:\encrypt*.*.

Within one of the above sections (for example: Sort method 3 - All other rules), the rules are ordered depending on how precise the path definition is.

The order is as follows:

  1. UNC paths
  2. Paths starting with <drive letter>: Here the backslash after the drive letter is not considered.
  3.  All other paths

Additionally:

  • Paths with more backslashes are listed before paths with fewer backslashes.
  • Paths without wildcards are listed before paths with *. and *.* wildcards

Note: Changes to this option become effective on the clients after new profiles have been generated and distributed.

 

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

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