Import Encryption Key
A user can unlock an encrypted device by importing the encryption key from the device or a file containing the encryption key.
The following must be completed before you can successfully import an encryption key:
- An administrator must assign users access to the media.
- An administrator must assign device permissions to allow the user to export an encryption key to a file or device.
- A user must attach the encrypted device to the computer.
- A user must have the password for the encryption key.
- A user must export the device encryption key to the encrypted device or a computer file containing the encryption key.
A network administrator can delegate to trusted users the right to access Device Control encrypted media by importing an encryption key from a separately transmitted file.
- Navigate to Windows Explorer®.
- Right-click the device name.
- Select Unlock medium from the right-mouse menu.
The Import Medium Key dialog opens.
- In the Import key from panel, select one of the following options:
- When you select the folder option, click the ellipses to locate the folder containing the encryption key.
- In the Password field, type the password.
- Click OK.
The encrypted device is unlocked and accessible to the user through Windows Explorer®.
Imports the encryption key from the attached device.
Imports the encryption key from the file folder that the user specifies.