Questions and answers about encryption with NSL:
Q - What encryption method is used
A- AES or triple DES is used (AES is only available in version 6 and above and requires datastore version 6.0). Please note AES is not available on Win2k machines. This is a Microsoft limitation.
Q - When is data encrypted (at what
point in the process) ?
A - When SecureLogin is starting for the first time. SecurLogin also encrypts data when saving SSO data such as credentials, application definitions, and SSO preferences.
Q - Where is it stored on the
A- SecureLogin data that is encrypted is stored in a cache file that is stored on the workstation. The cache file location can either reside in a custom location or the appdata folder under the user profile
Q - Where is it stored in the
A â On the PROT: SSO attributes of the user object
Q - How is it stored on the
A - SecureLogin stores the user's SSO data in a local cache file on the workstation. Please note if SecureLogin is installed on a Windows server, SecureLogin by default will not create/use cache files.
A - How long does it remain on the
Q - This depends on what the cache expiry setting which is set on each individual workstation.
Q - How many keys are used in the
A - Two keys.
Q - How can the credentials be
retrieved and decrypted ?
A - They can't, except by the SecureLogin client as it uses the data.