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PGP Netshare Doubts

Created: 15 Feb 2013 | 3 comments

Hi,

- In PGP Desktop i have set not to save my passphrase but for the netshare folders my passphrase is still in cache and i need to clear cahe again and again.

- Can we encrypt databse files, winrar and zip.

- I have tried to open the netshare folder but i haven't entered the passphrase instead i cancelled the window of passphrase, then i tried to access it again but it is not asking me the passphrase it shows me 'Access is Denied'. After sometime when i tried to open the folder it asked me to enter the passphrase. What is the reason it shows me 'Access is Denied' if it the default nature of the product then where can i change the settings for not show me 'Access is Denied'instead it should me ask me the passphrase.

- What is the use of different roles in netshare such as Admin, User and Group Admin.

- What is the difference between PGP Zip and PGP Netshare.

 

Thanks,

Amandeep S. Deol

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Tom Mc's picture

I'll try to answer some of your questions, but will soon be boarding a plane and out of time.

PGP NetShare Roles
• Admin: This is the "owner" of the protected folder. The Admin can add users and remove users, and can change the roles of Users and Group Admins. The Admin has full rights to read and write to the protected folder. There can be only one Admin for each protected folder and it is created automatically by the creator — you do not need to specify an Admin manually for the protected folder. There is only one Admin per folder
You become an Admin by creating a protected folder, adding yourself as a member, and applying the Admin role to yourself. You can be a member of multiple Admin sets at one time.
The Admin role cannot be removed by a Group Admin, but an Admin can reassign his or her role to another member.
Admins must have full write access to the protected folder.

Group Admin: This is an "administrator" of the protected folder. The Group Admin can add and remove users, and can promote users to Group Admins or demote Group Admins to Users. There can be as many Group Admins as needed. The Group Admin has full rights to read and write to the protected folder. There can be multiple Group Admins for each PGP NetShare protected folder.
Group Admins must have full write access to the protected folder.

Users: This is the set of users who are allowed to access the protected files in the shared space. The files in the protected folder are encrypted to the keys of the Users. You become a User when a protected folder is created, you are added to the PGP NetShare, and the Admin or Group Admin assigns the User role to you. All Users have equal privileges to read and write to the protected folder. Users do not have the ability to change the roles of other Users. You can be a member of multiple User sets at one time. Users do not have the right to decrypt files or folders. This is limited, so Users cannot decrypt files and re-encrypt the files with new role assignments.

PGP Zip encrypts specifically designated files at your time of doing the encryption.  NetShare designates a folder for which any files placed into it by a designated User will automatically be encrypted to all designated NetShare Users of that folder.  These files will be automatically decrypted for use when accessed by any of the designated NetShare User's of that protected folder(s).

 

Other than system files that need to be readily available to your OS, you can encrypt just about any file with either NetShare or PGP Zip.  Of course, your PGP application files, and esp. its keyrings must be available for any such decryption and therefore not encrypted with either of these PGP components.

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Amandeep Singh Deol's picture

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your reply.

Please update on below queries:

- In PGP Desktop i have set not to save my passphrase but for the netshare folders my passphrase is still in cache and i need to clear cahe again and again.

- Can we encrypt databse files, winrar and zip.

- I have tried to open the netshare folder but i haven't entered the passphrase instead i cancelled the window of passphrase, then i tried to access it again but it is not asking me the passphrase it shows me 'Access is Denied'. After sometime when i tried to open the folder it asked me to enter the passphrase. What is the reason it shows me 'Access is Denied' if it the default nature of the product then where can i change the settings for not show me 'Access is Denied'instead it should me ask me the passphrase.

Tom Mc's picture

Yes, you can encrypt databse files, winrar and zip files.

I can't offer anything regarding the passphrase for NetShare, but believe I saw a fairly recent statement  that this is how it works for NetShare, not sure where I saw this.

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