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Application cannot write to netshare protected directories.

Created: 16 Aug 2012 | 1 comment

Hi All,

I run a call recording application for a call center. I am trialing Netshare to see if I can use it to encrypt the folder that stores the audio.

Running Windows Server 2003

Running PGPDesktop10.2.0MP5 for Windows (no universal server)

No problems setting it up, creating keys and encrypting the folders. But once this is done, the application that runs on this server cannot save files into that directory.

Could anyone help?

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Alex_CST's picture

You will need to be able to authenticate somehow from that program, either via a script that runs along-side the program or with the program itself.  You will have to utilise the commandline options that come with netshare.  The --unlock switch springs to mind:

The --unlock command prepares access to files/folders such that a later access will not trigger an unlock dialog. --unlock is only available in desktop mode.
This command can be used to unlock folders if no one is physically present to enter the necessary passphrase; this allows files dropped into a now unlocked folder to be transparently encrypted/decrypted.
The usage format is:
pgpnetshare --unlock <input> --public-keyring <pubring> --private-keyring <priring> [input2 ...] --passphrase <phrase> [ --local-mode ]
 --unlock is the command specifying that you want to unlock the specified locked folder.
<input> is the file or folder to be unlocked.
 --passphrase is the option specifying the passphrase of the private key that signed the locked folder.
<phrase> is the actual passphrase of the private key used to sign the folder.
 --public-keyring is the option specifying that a public keyring file should be used for an operation
<pubring> is the filename of the public keyring file.
 --private-keyring is the option specifying that private keyring file should be used for an operation.
<priring> is the filename of the private keyring file.
Optional flags are:
 --local-mode, which forces the use of local mode; passphrase and keyring caches are not enabled or used.
pgpnetshare --unlock C:\Projects\HR\ProjectX --passphrase '1Killer*Whale'
In this example, the locked folder "ProjectX" is being unlocked. The files in this folder are signed by the private key whose passphrase is provided.
Give that a whirl, if not then you might need to use PGP Command Line instead of NetShare, PGP CL has a lot more command line options than netshare, because I am assuming you need to automate the encrypt/decrypt which CL does very well.
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