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How do I know if message level encryption is working?

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Problem(Abstract)

Message level encryption function can be determined by the creating the following registry values on the TEM Client.

HKLM\Software\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\GlobalOptions
String "EncryptedCarbonCopyPath"

Resolving the problem

Message level encryption function can be determined by the creating the following registry values on the TEM Client.

HKLM\Software\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\GlobalOptions
String "EncryptedCarbonCopyPath" value data should be an existing directory e.g. "c:\directory name"

The value will output an encrypted version of the Client reports in the specified directory.

The files generated should not be in plain text and should have a .enc prefix on them.

Please note that Wireshark can read .enc files but can not open a TEM Client encrypted report. The .enc files must be opened with a text editor to be read.

Example of an encrypted Client report:

##SE001 0? *?H?÷  ?0? 1?N0?J 020*10U bigfix10U test namej??0 *?H?÷ ? ?c}k`÷µê 8i¢&mÔÙ;ðAÈg@*,¢k4?`Y%FaNbfaÐÎQÐ¥²6N>vï?ÇïxfÄàÂpÔû?mȧÞ?jï?#axéÑãpDóÙ?7ÃlÜç_ø? Ïá´ª´_æÞ?àÇ µ??Nåa9v?ä?Çùúîég?[YÛ?m?sáR©;?Ô?ê¿?aPÏ_Þ??^i?ýçÛ?È\Ê?À§??¥Éà×?Ic¾3?³A+³$?¢e?Ðv?>þí? T>C???¯lì?$îÑIL}0 ã?Yv?y­ç¨Aó4Z?³1ã F?ý¹?ýª &*0? *?H?÷ 0 `?He*4??÷âB¢íx? ¹ ?? i¥§?qH»}Ïå?¦6)X²ooðcù°?Òe³P¿?PæðúæÍÙ-À«É?ô®ÐL?uûS?"y?ª5?ì±oïË?]


If you have further questions on MLE please contact IBM TEM Support.

Historical Number

1533

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1506206

Modified date: 29 August 2014


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