Password-protecting the client

Article:HOWTO55487  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL
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Password-protecting the client

You can increase corporate security by requiring password protection on the client computer whenever users perform certain tasks.

You can require the users to type a password when users try to do one of the following actions:

  • Open the client's user interface.

  • Stop the client.

  • Import and export the security policy.

  • Uninstall the client.

You can modify password protection settings only for the subgroups that do not inherit from a parent group.

See About access to the client interface

To password-protect the client

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. Under Clients, select the group for which you want to set up password protection.

  3. On the Policies tab, under Location-independent Policies and Settings, click General Settings.

  4. Click Security Settings.

  5. On the Security Settings tab, choose any of the following check boxes:

    • Require a password to open the client user interface

    • Require a password to stop the client service

    • Require a password to import or export a policy

    • Require a password to uninstall the client

  6. In the Password text box, type the password.

    The password is limited to 15 characters or less.

  7. In the Confirm password text box, type the password again.

  8. Click OK.

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