Encrypting CD/DVDs for Multiple Users

Using the Ivanti Device and Application Control client, you can encrypt CD/DVDs for multiple users from a client computer.


Insert a CD or DVD for encryption.

You may receive an encryption request notice regarding read/encrypt/write privileges, if the administrator enables the Encryption notification default option. See Defining Default Options for more information about using default options.

You can specify additional users by passphrase or Windows® Active Directory. Advanced encryption options allow you to save or erase all existing data on the device. You may also select encryption options that determine whether the device can be used outside of the corporate network.

  1. Select My Computer.
  2. Right-click the CD/DVD label name to encrypt.
    The CD/DVD encryption right-click menu opens.
  3. Click Create an Encrypted CD/DVD....
    The Secure Volume Browser dialog opens.
  4. Add the files to the CD/DVD that you want to encrypt.
  5. Right-click the CD/DVD label name for encryption.
    The CD/DVD encryption right-click menu opens.
  6. Click Burn the CD/DVD.
    After retrieving information for the logged in user, the Add Passphrase dialog opens.
  7. Important: In the Name field, Primary User is preselected and shaded because you must enter a the primary user password before proceeding.

  8. Type a password in the Password field, and retype the password in the Confirm field.
  9. Click OK.
    The Encrypt Medium dialog opens, showing the name of the logged in user and the Primary User passphrase user.
  10. You may add user access the device, by clicking Add.

    Important: At least one user who is allowed access to the encrypted device must be listed. For CD/DVD encryption, one passphrase user is required to be listed.

    Options for adding users are shown in the right-mouse menu that opens.

  11. Select one of the following options:
    These options depend upon your environment and configuration.
  12. Option


    Passphrase user

    Adds a user name with password access.

    Windows user

    Adds users or groups of users listed in your company directory.

    Depending on the option you select, one of the following dialogs opens:

    • If you select Passphrase user, the Add Passphrase dialog opens.
    • If you select Windows user, the Select Users or Groups dialog opens.
  13. Depending on the option you select, perform one of the following steps.
  14. To add a Passphrase user:
    1. Type a user name in the Name field.
    2. Type a Password in the corresponding field, and then retype the password to Confirm in the corresponding field.
    3. Click OK.
    The user name is added to the list shown in the Encrypt Medium dialog.
  15. To add a Windows user in the Enter the object names to select field, enter the names of the users to add to the list, using one of the following formats:
  16. Object Name


    Display Name

    FirstName LastName







    1. To verify the object name, click Check Names.
      The object name is verified and underlined when correctly entered.
  17. When you finish adding users, click Next.
    The Burning Encrypted Media dialog opens.
  18. You may enter a volume label and/or choose to eject the CD/DVD when finished burning.

  19. Click Burn.
  20. Important: Anything shown in red will not be encrypted.

  21. When encryption is complete, click Close.

The CD/DVD is encrypted for the specified users. To verify the users are added to the encrypted medium, refer to Managing Device Passwords. The encrypted CD/DVD automatically unlocks when inserted on a client computer. When inserting the encrypted CD/DVD on a non-client computer, the user is prompted to enter a password.

If a valid digital certificate cannot be retrieved for the Windows user you are adding, you receive the following message in the Encrypt Medium dialog: No certificates found; user will not be added.

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