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Security Provider

Description

 

The security provider is available from Administration - Security Provider. The security provider is responsible for encrypting the data in the database.

 

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This features requires an Advanced Data Source.

 

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Regardless of the security provider you've selected, the passwords that are stored in the data store are ALWAYS encrypted using AES 256 bit encryption.

 

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By using a Security Provider, you ensure that nobody can read your entry configuration data, even when people have a direct access to your database(s) or a backup. You should always use this when you use a data source that is not local, especially when using Devolutions Online Database.

 

Settings

 

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Please note that changing a security provider on a data source with a great number of entries is a lengthy operation.

 

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Applying a new security provider does process the whole database, therefore we advise you to create a backup prior to this operation.

 

1. Click on Change security settings to change the security provider.

 

Security Provider - Change security settings

Security Provider - Change security settings

 

2. Select your new security type from the drop down menu.

 

Security Provider - Security type

Security Provider - Security type

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

None

The session data will not be encrypted except for the passwords.

Basic

All of the data is encrypted with a key stored in Remote Desktop Manager and it's impossible for an external system to access it.

Default

This is the legacy security provider. The data is encrypted if the entry configuration is set accordingly in the advanced settings of the entries.

Shared passphrase

See below for more details.

Certificate

See below for more details.

 

Shared Passphrase

 

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If the passphrase is lost, there is nothing that can be done to recover the data.  Always copy it to a secure location when putting it in place.

 

All of the entries configuration data is encrypted with a mix of key stored in Remote Desktop Manager for Mac and the passphrase you've entered. The passphrase is required only when configuring the data source.

 

Certificate

 

If you have chosen Certificate as your Security Provider,  it will encrypt the entry configuration data with a mix of key stored in Remote Desktop Manager and the private key contained in the certificate.

 

Certificate Security Provider

Certificate Security Provider

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

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Select a certificate that already exist to use it for the encryption.