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  Getting Started
  Login and Logout
  Managing Keys And Certificates
  Working With Certificate Authorities (CAs)
  Exchanging Certificates/Public Keys
  Signing and Encrypting Your Files and Folders
  Signing and Encrypting Your Emails
  Countersignatures
  Working With Archives
  Managing Your Online Account
  Using the Personal Information Editor
  Wiping Files and Cleaning Disk Free Space
  Other Microsoft Outlook Support
  Using Security Tokens
  Changing Options
  Changing Pass Phrase
 

Login and Logout

In order to protect your private keys your profile is encrypted with a key derived from your login name and pass phrase. Therefore before you can use your private keys you must login to make the keys available to you. The login process is a process to verify that you are the owner of the profile.

tipTip: It is a good idea to logout when you are not using your keys.

Login

For your convenience iSafeguard™ provides three ways to login: (1) from the Start menu; (2) from the Windows Explorer context menu; and (3) from the desktop icon. You may choose any one of the login methods, no differences.

As long as you are logged in, the certificates and private keys are available to you for encrypting, decrypting, signing, and verifying. You can tell that you are logged in by finding the golden lock icon in the right hand side of the taskbar as shown in the figure below.

Taskbar

To login you may use any one of the following options:

To login from Windows Explorer
  1. Right click your mouse button on a file or folder;
  2. Select iSafeguard and then Login from the popup menu;
  3. Enter your login name and pass phrase in the login dialog box, and then
  4. Click the OK button
To login from Start menu
  1. Click the Start button;
  2. Select Programs and then MXC Software iSafeguard, and then iSafeguard Login;
  3. Enter your login name and pass phrase in the login dialog box, and then
  4. Click the OK button
To login from the icon on your desktop
  1. Double click the icon MXC Software iSafeguard on your desktop;
  2. Enter your login name and pass phrase in the login dialog box, and then
  3. Click the OK button

Logout

To logout you may use either one of the following options

To logout from Start menu
  1. Clicking the Start button;
  2. Select Programs and then MXC Software iSafeguard, and then iSafeguard Logout;
To logout from the taskbar icon
  1. Locate the golden lock icon gold lock on the taskbar;
  2. Right click your mouse button on the golden lock icon;
  3. Select menu item Logout from the popup menu.

noteNote: Some functions are available even when you are not logged in if the functions do not need to access your private keys and certificates. These functions include Wiping, Cleaning Free Space, Creating non-PKI protected archives and Extracting non-PKI protected archives.

Automatic Logout

You can configure the software to logout automatically after a period of time of inactivity.

To configure automatic logout
  1. Start the Change Options dialog.
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Enter the number of minutes of inactivity after which the logged-in user is logged out authmatically
  4. Click the OK button

noteNote: If there are iSafeguard™ windows open, such as Change Options, Crypto Properties, etc, that uses keys and certificates in your profile, iSafeguard™ will not logout automatically until these windows are closed.


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