Unblocking user accounts
If users forget their passwords or if their accounts have been blocked because they entered the wrong password too many times, their accounts can be unblocked.
- In the connection window, select Unlock to start the unlocking tool and click on Next.
- Select I know the backup password.
- Enter the backup password that was set when the account was created, then click on Next.
If you block the backup password, you will no longer be able to unblock the account.
- Enter a new user password according to the criteria displayed and confirm it.
- Click on Finish.
The account is now operational again with the new password.
With each successful connection, SDS Enterprise makes a backup (.bak) of the keystore (.usr), folder (.usd) and revocation database (.bcrl) files that make up the user account.
If the user account is blocked or corrupted, you can restore the account from its last backup.
To do so, in the folder containing the user account (configured in the security policy):
Rename the .usr, .usd, and .brcl files;
Make a backup copy of the files .usr.bak, .usd.bak, and .brcl.bak;
Delete the .bak extension from the files .usr.bak, .usd.bak, and .brcl.bak.
The user account is then reset to how it was at the time of the last successful connection.