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Smime and share letter box

    Question

  • Hello,

    How to Implement SMIME with shared letter boxes?It is necessary to generate a certificate and install it on all user profiles authorized to enter in the letter box?

    thanks

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 7:47 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    yes it is. But it is a little bit strange from a security perspective to hand out that certificate (including private key) to multiple persons; considering they leave the company or move to another department. You can't recall a certificate private key. So some companies deal with a cryptobox to decrypt to incoming encrypted email, others use smart cards over remote USB (the users do not have physical access to the cards) to mitigate that.

    Hope that helps,

    Lutz


    • Marked as answer by Ted Xie Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:35 AM
    Friday, July 26, 2013 5:00 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    yes it is. But it is a little bit strange from a security perspective to hand out that certificate (including private key) to multiple persons; considering they leave the company or move to another department. You can't recall a certificate private key. So some companies deal with a cryptobox to decrypt to incoming encrypted email, others use smart cards over remote USB (the users do not have physical access to the cards) to mitigate that.

    Hope that helps,

    Lutz


    • Marked as answer by Ted Xie Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:35 AM
    Friday, July 26, 2013 5:00 PM
  • Hi,
     
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    Ted
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:35 AM