Secure AES Manager User`s Manual

Secure AES Manager User`s Manual
Secure AES Manager User’s Manual
Secure AES Manager
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Disclaimer of Liability.........................................................................3
1. Introduction ...................................................................................4
2. System Requirements .................................................................5
3. Getting Started ..............................................................................6
3.1
Create Your Private Drive .......................................................7
3.2
Login Your Private Drive .........................................................9
3.3
Use Your Private Drive ..........................................................13
3.4
Log Out of Your Private Drive ...............................................13
4. Advanced Setting .......................................................................16
4.1
Change Your Password ........................................................16
4.2
Write-Protect Setting..............................................................17
5. Troubleshooting .........................................................................20
5.1
Lost Password ........................................................................20
5.2
Preventing Data Loss ............................................................20
5.3
Open Connection Error .........................................................20
6. FAQ ................................................................................................21
7. Technical Support and Contact Information ........................22
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Disclaimer of Liability
The software embedded in the product is copyrighted work of C-ONE Technology
Corporation (“C-ONE”) and other licensors if any. C-ONE provides limited guarantee
or assurance as to the quality or performance of such software subject to the terms
hereof as well as applicable laws and regulations. The use of such software is
governed by the terms and conditions of End User License Agreement, or the like,
which will be provided by in digital or written form that is included in the software or
otherwise. Please do not install the software before you read and agree to the terms
and conditions of the End User License Agreement, if any.
C-ONE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERRED AS A RESULT OF USING,
MODIFYING, CONTRIBUTING, OR COPYING THE SOFTWARE. C-ONE IS NOT LIABLE
FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE
(INCLUDING LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER
ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE). In no event will C-ONE be liable for damages hereunder in
excess of the amount you provided to C-ONE for this product. This indemnity is in
lieu of any other indemnity or warranty, express or implied, with respect to patents
and copyrights.
The remedies set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of C-ONE for a breach of
C-ONE obligations with respect to the Products (including warranty obligations) shall
be limited to the actual damages incurred by you, provided that such liability for
damages shall not exceed the total amount of the relevant Products to which such
breach relates. In addition to the foregoing limitations, in no event shall C-ONE’s
aggregate liabilities for all claims made by you exceed the aggregate annual amount
in respect of all the Products (or any portion thereof) delivered up to the date of any
claim.
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1. Introduction
Secure AES Manager is a password-protection access control management
tool that enables you to create, manage and allocate your defined Private
Drive on Pretec’s hardware-based 256 bit AES encryption products.
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2. System Requirements
Pentium III Processor
128MB RAM
10MB free hard drive disk space
Operating Systems: Windows VistaTM Service Pack 1 (32-bit, 64-bit),
Windows XP® Service Pack 3, Windows 2000® Service Pack 4
Available USB 2.0 port
Turn on use visual styles on windows and buttons option of system
performance
To modify the system performance options, follow these steps:
1.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2.
Click the Advanced tab.
3.
Under Performance, click Settings.
4.
In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Visual Effects tab.
5.
6.
Select Processor scheduling option, click OK.
Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
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3. Getting Started
To launch Secure AES Manager, please plug in your Pretec device and
execute “Secure AES Manager.exe” in the drive (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Secure AES Manger Application
CAUTION! If your operating system shows a pop-up message with “Find
a new device,” followed by a reboot request, please click “No” to cancel
it.
The Secure AES Manager application welcome window. (Figure 2). Drive
status will display in the InfoBar (Table 1). Click Refresh button to update
drive status and display in the InfoBar.
Figure 2. Welcome Window
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Table 1. InfoBar Collation Table
Info
Description
Public
Public Drive, with normal access feature
Private
Private Drive, with password protected and
hardware-based AES-256 encryption feature
Writable
Drive status, can be Read/Write directly
ReadOnly Drive status, with write protect setting
3.1 Create Your Private Drive
Press Format option, drag the slide bar left or right to determine the size of
your Private Drive (Figure 3).
Figure 3. Format Window
Note: The minimum size of Public Drive will remain 20MB for the memory
space of Secure AES Manager application and future upgrades purpose.
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1.
Set Password
After dragging the slide bar and select the size of Private Drive, you need to
set its protection password for you login later.
a.
Private Drive Login Password (required, max 16 characters)
b.
Confirm Password (required, max 16 characters)
c.
A hint to remind you of your password (optional, max 32 characters)
CAUTION! Please keep your password in mind. Password can NOT be
recovery by any method if it’s lost.
2.
Format
After size and password are determined, click OK to format this drive.
CAUTION! When you create Private Drive, this drive will be formatted and
ALL data saved on your drive will be erased. Please backup your
personal data before formatting your drive.
3.
Format Warning Message
The first Secure AES Manager Format Warning window (Figure 4). To process
the format operation, click Yes.
Figure 4. Format Warning
The second Secure AES Manager Format Warning window (Figure 5). To
continue and perform the format operation, click Yes.
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Figure 5. Format Warning
4.
Format Succeeded Message
After the format process is completed, a Format Succeeded window displayed
(Figure 6). The Secure AES Manager application will refresh itself and the
Login option will switch to the left top of the window. Click OK to continue. You
can now login and access your Private Drive.
Figure 6. Format Succeeded Window
3.2 Login Your Private Drive
After you have created a Private Drive, the Login option will automatically
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switch to the left top on the Secure AES Manager menu. Press Login option,
switch to login page (Figure 7). Before you login to Private Drive, its ReadOnly
status will display in InfoBar, it means no one except you can grab any secret
data without user authentication.
Figure 7. Login Window
1.
Type in Password
To login your Private Drive, type in your password and click OK. A Login
succeeded message is displayed as shown in (Figure 8). After you succeeded
login to Private Drive, it will refresh to Writable status display in InfoBar.
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Figure 8. Login Succeeded Window
If you enter the incorrect password, an error messages is displayed as shown
in (Figure 9).
Figure 9. Incorrect Password Warning
Note: If you cannot login to your Private Drive, please remove this device
re-plug into computer and kindly try again.
2.
Forget Password
If you forget your password and have established a password hint, click Hint
for a prompt message in the Secure AES Manager window (Figure 10).
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Figure 10. Password Hint
3.
The Auto Logout Option
If you enable Auto Logout option, the Secure AES Manager application will
auto logout of your Private Drive simultaneously when you Close it (Figure 11).
Or you can use Logout option to logout of your Private Drive manually.
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Figure 11. The Auto Logout Option
3.3 Use Your Private Drive
When you first login to your Private Drive, a drive format requirement will show
up and please follow it to process format procedure. After it is formatted, you
can operate this drive as a general removable drive. All data stored in this
drive will be under AES encrypted protection.
3.4 Log Out of Your Private Drive
After you login to your Private Drive, the Login option will switches to Logout
option automatically and display on the left top Secure AES Manager menu.
Press Logout option, switch to logout page (Figure 12).
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Figure 12. Logout Window
1.
Save and Close All Files
Save and close ALL files that you have accessed on your Private Drive before
you process logout procedure.
2.
Logout of Private Drive
Click OK to log out of your Private Drive. A logout succeeded message is
displayed as in (Figure 13). After you succeed in logging out of Private Drive,
its status will automatically refresh to ReadOnly and display in InfoBar.
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Figure 13. Logout Succeeded Window
3.
The Auto Logout Option
If you enable Auto Logout option, the Secure AES Manager application will
auto logout of your Private Drive simultaneously when you Close it. Or you can
use Logout option to logout of your Private Drive manually.
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4. Advanced Setting
4.1
Change Your Password
Press ChangePWD option switch to Password Change page (Figure 14).
Figure 14. Password Change Window
Type in your old password and choose a new password to change Private
Drive login password. Click OK to set new password (Figure 15).
a. Old Password (required, max 16 characters)
b.
New Password (required, max 16 characters)
c.
Confirm Password (required, max 16 characters)
d.
A hint to remind you of your password (optional, max 32 characters)
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Figure 15. Password Change Succeeded Windows
If you enter the incorrect password, an error message will pop up as shown in
(Figure 16).
Figure 16. Password Unconfirmed Warning
4.2 Write-Protect Setting
Press WriteProtect option switch to write-protected properties setting page
(Figure 17).
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Figure 17. Write-Protected Setting Window
Select and click OK to set drives’ write-protect attributes, a write-protect setting
succeeded message is displayed as shown in (Figure 18). And the update
status will display in InfoBar as described in Section 3.
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Figure 18. Write Protect Setting Succeeded Window
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5. Troubleshooting
5.1
Lost Password
If you lose your password, you can change the password by reformatting the
Private Drive as described in Section 3.1.
5.2
Preventing Data Loss
Close ALL files and applications on the drive prior to Secure AES Manager
login/logout or system shut down. If you attempt to perform any of these tasks
prior to saving your data, file modifications may be lost.
5.3
Open Connection Error
If an open connection error message pops up and guides you to close all files
and applications, please click OK and check the following …
Close open files and/or applications on the Pretec drive and retry login,
logoff, system restart or shut down.
If you’re using Windows VistaTM, make sure ReadyBoostTM cache is not
enabled on the Pretec drive. After disabling ReadyBoost, reinsert the drive
and try again.
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6. FAQ
To see more and the latest FAQs, visit to Pretec Website at www.pretec.com.
Q: How do I know if I am working in the Private Drive?
A: Private Drive allows you to save and retrieve files, which means you are
working successfully in the Private Drive.
Q: Why does an error dialog ”Unable to create the file …. The media is write
protected.” pop up when I use Private Drive?
A: Please check if write-protect properties is set up or login is not successful.
Q: Can I manually copy data between Public Drive and Private Drive?
A: Yes. You have to log in Private Drive, and you’ll see it switch to Writable
status display in InfoBar. And then you can copy data between Public Drive
and Private Drive.
Q: I accidentally deleted Secure AES Manager from my Pretec
hardware-based AES encryption device. How can I access the data in my
Private Drive?
A: Download the latest version of Secure AES Manager application via the
Web at www.pretec.com to your Pretec hardware-based AES encryption
device. The Private Drive previously created will now be accessible.
Q: Can I use more than one Pretec hardware-based AES encryption device
with Secure AES Manager simultaneously?
A: Yes. Secure AES Manager is design for Pretec hardware-based AES
encryption products, so it will recognize all Pretec hardware-based AES
encryption device and display status on InfoBar.
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7. Technical Support and Contact Information
Headquarters : Pretec / C-ONE Technology Corp.
Address : 8F, No.5, Lane 345, Yang Guang St., Neihu District, Taipei
City 114-91, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel No. : +886-2-2659-4380
Fax No. : +886-2-2659-4390
E-mail : General Information/Sales - [email protected]
Marketing Department - [email protected]
Technical Support - [email protected]
Website : www.pretec.com
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