- When files are stored on your personal computer unprotected. They contain confidential information and you wish to protect them.
- When you wish to share confidential files through a secure channel with users, either by e-mail, through a shared space, a removable device or a shared server.
- From the file explorer (or the Finder on macOS), right-click on the folder or files you wish to protect and select Stormshield Data Security > Protect access.
- In the Protect access window, select where necessary the users other than yourself allowed to edit the files.
- In the My address book column, filter the user list by entering the first few letters of their names in the Search for user field, then click on the icon.
- In the Allowed users column, check the box Allowed to manage access to enable these users to allow other users to see and edit the files.
- Click on Next.
- Check the summary and click Protect.
- In the last window, you can open the folder containing your protected files. They now have the extension .sdsx and their icon shows a small padlock. If you have chosen to protect a folder, the files that it contains, and not the folder itself, will be protected.
On Windows only, if you cannot find a user in the list, refer to the section Users cannot be found in the list.
If a key has availability or validity issues, refer to the section The application indicates issues with keys.
You will be able to share protected files in a shared space afterwards. See section Sharing a file.
Double-click the file with an .sdsx extension.