Information on the SafeGuard registry value 'KnownGina'

  • Article ID: 108419
  • Updated: 05 Jan 2015

The information in this article is intended for Administrators who are familiar with GINA, and who want to know how the registry key "KnownGina" is configured. This key is used for cascading 3rd party applications with SafeGuard Enterprise / SGGina. 

You may need to use this information if you suspect there is a conflict with a third-party GINA.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 5.60.1
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 5.60.0
SafeGuard Device Encryption 6.0
SafeGuard Device Encryption 5.60.1
SafeGuard Device Encryption 5.60.0

Operating systems
Windows XP SP2+


The registry key being discussed is:

HKLM\Software\Utimaco\SafeGuard Enterprise\Authentication

Value type: dword

0   Ask at every system start. This is the default.
1   Accept the dll name set in Originalgina
2   Ignore the value set in Originalgina and use always msgina.dll

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

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