Prior to be able to use Guard, you have to apply some basic settings:
You have to enter a Guard security password that is used to encrypt data and to access encrypted data.
Enter a secondary email address that is used if you forget your Guard security password. In this case, use the function for resetting the Guard security password. A new password will then be sent to you. For security reasons, it is highly recommended to enter a secondary email address for this purpose. Otherwise the new password will be sent to your groupware email account.
There are two options for making the basic settings:
Define the basic settings while initially using an encryption function.
Define the basic settings in the groupware settings before using the encryption function.
How to define the basic settings when initially using an encryption function:
Enable the encryption function when composing an email, encrypting a file or uploading a new file by clicking on theicon .
You consecutively will be asked to enter a Guard security password and a secondary E-Mail address. Enter the data.
How to define the basic settings before initially using an encryption:
Click theicon on the right side of the menu bar. Click on .
In the sidebar, click on .. Click on
When initially opening the Guard security settings, the Guard Create Security Keys window opens.
In thefield, enter the password that you want to use for encrypting your data.
Confirm the password in thefield by entering it again.
In the Guard security password.field, enter the email address that is used for receiving a temporary password for resetting your
Parent topic: Encrypting Data with Guard