deljones
Can anyone help with some information...

I have a file that I encrypted on an android device. I can decrypt the file on any of my other devices but not on a MAC. I have to use a web browser within OSX to decrypt and then download.

Is it right that there is no encryption/decryption within finder for SME?

Derek
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admin
On the Mac you need to get into System-Preferences-SME and enter the advanced tab. From there enter your encryption password and choose whether to decrypt on download and / or upload.
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deljones
Hi there and thanks for your reply....

I have done this.

All items in the encryption section are checked. However if I uncheck the "Encrypt on Download" I would expect to be asked for the password before download but this does not happen. All my files in Finder have a key icon next to them and when using the web browser I get asked for the password. (In windows I get a time limit for the password to be active for the session) In other words anyone can access my SME drives including encrypted files view and download them in OSX? No matter what settings I have for Encryption in the SME preferences? HELP!
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admin
There is no facility for Finder to do a callback and ask you for a password. This is a drive not a dedicated app. It is totally under the control of Finder and utilises underlying File System in UserSpace (FUSE) technology to be able to present stubs of files as a drive.

Security is always a balance between ease of use and protection. As SME supports remote encryption of files and SME wanted to provide a way for users to be able to interact with encrypted files from the drive,  hence the ability to enter an encryption password that is used for such interactions.

From a security perspective the Mac laptop itself can of course be made secure and for the SME App you can enable 2 factor Auth for your account, in which you also control the delegate access token from your account, and also in addition to this you can sign out from each use of the App if you wish.


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deljones
Understood... Many thanks

Derek
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