Monday, April 20, 2015

What precautions should be taken for safe use of e-Tokens?

There are some settings by which Digital Signature can be stored in client machine. This is not secure and following action should be taken for safe and secure use of digital certificate. If Driver and software of e-token installed properly, an interface of 'eToken properties' can be opened as per procedure shown below:

Step 1: Click on Start > Programs > eTokens > eToken Properties in Windows XP/Vista and search for the etoken in Windows 8, Then click on 'Advanced' tab


Step 2: Click on 'Settings' under eToken PKI Client > Tokens> eToken> Settings, then Click on 'Advanced' tab, There are two Options 'Private data caching mode' and 'RSA key secondary authentication mode', select 'Never' from dropdown menu for both options. Then click on Save button.

Step 3: Click on 'Settings' under eToken PKI Client > eToken PKI Client Settings, then Click on 'Advanced' tab, There are five check box for five options 'Copy user certificates to a local store', 'CA certificate management', 'Enable single logon mode', 'Configurable after initialization' and 'Configurable by administrator (uncheck for user)'. All checkbox should be unchecked. Then click on 'Save' button.

By adopting above procedure, it will be possible to remove the private data of Digital Signature Certificate from client machine.

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