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Key Storage - Your Profile

A profile is special binary file that stores your key pairs and your certificates, including certificates from other people. The content of the profile is encrypted with a 168-bit 3DES encryption key derived from your login name and pass phrase so only you can decrypt the profile. This process is transparent to you. Every time you run the software, you are asked to login - you are required to provide your login name and pass phrase in order to access your key pairs and certificates.

You know how important it is to safeguard your private key(s). Now you know how important it is to keep your profile and pass phrase secure. If you keep your profile and pass phrase safe, you are protected.

Note: To make your private key (key pair) more secure you may store your private key in a security token. iSafeguard™ allows you to save your private key in a security token.


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