File Encryption in NetShare Folder
A client requires us, every day, to send (via secure FTP) files that are always encrypted with a particular PGP key.
My problem is that at least 3 users need to be able to copy files into this output folder. The number of files to be transferred make individually encrypting each file a very unattractive option, so . . .
To achieve this (maybe misguidely), I purchased PGP NetShare with the intent that the 3 employees would share a common PGP private key (not officially contenanced I know . . .).
NetShare works brilliantly if all 3 users have their own personal private key and each is individually given access to the folder. I've found, though, that it does not work with a single shared private key:-
- the user who created the NetShare folder has full access (expected);
- users without PGP privilege can access the folder and see encrypted files (expected);
- users who have the shared private key cannot access the folder with the message "<foldername> is not accessible. Access is denied." (unexpected to say the least).
Is NetShare capable of being run in this mode?
Belatedly a more fundamental question occurs to me - when copied elsewhere, will a file from a NetShare folder be readable as a PGP encrypted file anyway?
Setup: PGP Desktop for Windows 10.1.1 with NetShare x 3