Encrypting Data with Guard

GuardSettings

12.6.1. Password management

The following options exist:

Note: Depending on the configuration, some of those functions might not be available.

How to change the Guard password:

  1. Click on Reset Password on the Guard page. The Change password window opens.

  2. In the Enter current Guard security password field, enter the password that you have used so far for encrypting your data.

    In the Enter new Guard security password field, enter the password that you want to use for encrypting your data from now on.

    Confirm the password in the Verify new Guard security password field by entering it again.

  3. Click on Change.

How to reset the Guard password:

  1. Click on Reset Password on the Guard page. The Reset password window opens.

    Click on Reset.

  2. A new password will be sent to your secondary E-Mail address.

    If not having entered a secondary E-Mail address, the new password will be sent to your primary E-Mail address.

    This new password is now your current Guard security password. You should immediately change this password.

How to change your secondary E-Mail address for resetting the password:

  1. Click on Set email address for reset on the Guard page. The Secondary Email Address window opens.

  2. In the Enter current Guard security password field, enter the password for encrypting your data.

    In the Enter new secondary email field, enter the E-Mail address that is used for receiving a temporary password for resetting your Guard security password.

    Re-enter the E-Mail address in Verify email address.

    Click on Change Email address.

How to remove the function for resetting the password:

Warning: If you remove the function for resetting the password, you can no longer reset your password. if you forget your password afterwards, there will be no possibility to decrypt your encrypted E-Mails or files.

  1. Enable Show advanced settings on the Guard security settings page.

    Click on Delete password recovery. The Delete Recovery window opens.

  2. Click the Delete button.

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Parent topic: GuardSettings