To authorize a client machine to view encrypted data, you must request an encryption certificate from the client machine, install the certificate with the private key locally, and hand the certificate with only the public key to the Archiver in charge of encryption.
Before you begin
What you should know
- Log on as a local administrator of the client machine.
Add the Certificates snap-in to your local computer
Installing the certificates in the local computer store gives you more control over the management of private keys.
- Follow your company's procedure for requesting and installing the certificate.
- If the client is only supposed to have access to encrypted data for a limited time, set the certificate's expiry date accordingly.
If you do not plan on running the Config
Tool from this computer, export the certificate with only the public key to a certificate (.cer)
Save the certificate file to a location that can be accessed from where you plan on running the Config Tool.