UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT

UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT

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The UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT command enables access to the encryption key vault when using the optional vault access security. This command can only be executed by users with administrator rights.

 

 

Format

 

UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT

 

The command prompts for the master key string.

 

 

The UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT command enables access to encrypted files. This optional level of security is selected when the master key is created and requires that the key is entered using this command every time that QM is started (once only, not for each user entering the system). Whilst potentially inconvenient, this mechanism provides security against data access if the entire system is stolen. It is recommended for use with portable systems that hold encrypted data.

 

The key string entered must be the same as when the key vault was created. The master key cannot be changed unless the key vault is cleared and rebuilt.

 

 

See also:

Data encryption, CHANGE.KEY.PASSWORD, CREATE.FILE, CREATE.KEY, CREATE.SECURE.KEY, DELETE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY (QMBasic), ENABLE.KEY, ENABLE.KEY (QMBasic), ENCRYPT.FILE, GRANT.KEY, LIST.KEYS, RESET.MASTER.KEY, REVOKE.KEY, SET.ENCRYPTION.KEY.NAME