To authorize a client machine to view encrypted data, you must request an encryption certificate from the client machine. You then install the certificate with the private key locally, and transfer the public portion of the certificate to the Archiver responsible for 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 supposed to have access to encrypted data for a limited time, set the certificate's expiry date accordingly.
If you do not plan to run Config
from this computer, export the certificate with only the public key to a
certificate (.cer) file.
Save the certificate file to a location that can be accessed from the workstation from which you plan to run Config Tool.