You can now define the encryption key used to encrypt your connection details within your Data Sync projects.
The encryption settings can be found from the main toolbar under
Encryption Keys from the tool menu to open the encryption key window.
Here you will be able to view any encryption keys you add. However as we do not have any set up lets click
Now we can generate a new certificate and an encryption key by clicking on the corresponding buttons.
NB: You must make a note of your encryption key. If you loose your encryption key you will be unable to use the credentials stored within your Data Sync project files.
You will also need to add this key on each machine that uses the encrypted project files.
Once you have generated a certificate and an encryption key you need to click
Install Key to define your machine to use that encryption key.
Make sure you have made a note of your encryption key and then click
Close to close the window.
We can now view our newly created encryption in the Encryption Key window. You can manage all of your stored encryption keys for Data Sync from here.
If you get the error message that access is denied when you click onto
Generate New Certificate then you will need to close Data Sync and reopen it as an administrator. If you have admin permissions on your machine you can do this by right clicking on the app and choosing
Run as Administrator.
If you get the error message "Unable to obtain a Private Key from your certificate, please ensure your account has permission to read the certificate Private Key. Keyset does not exist" then you will need to follow the below steps to add the user/windows account to the certificate.
This cannot be done with Windows Groups and you will need to use the Windows Certificate Manager.
Manage Computer Certificates and locate the certificate.
SimegoDataSyncCert is the default however if this has been renamed you will need to find the name it has been changed to.
Right click onto the certificate and go to
All Tasks >
Manage Private Keys, and then add the Windows User Account.