When you double-click the Security icon, you see the Security Options dialog box. These options affect your entire Mailbox. You can also set up the encryption and digital signature default options using the Send Options tab. Remember, this tab is a duplicate of the Security tab under Send Options.
One of the most important security options is found on the Password tab, which is shown in Figure 11.12. This password is used to enter your Mailbox when GroupWise is started, with the Web access gateway, routed item completion, and Remote Mode configuration.
Figure 11.12. This dialog box controls the password for your Mailbox.
To set a password on your Mailbox, follow these steps:
Keep in mind that your password is case sensitive. Also, even though the administrator can reset it, you should be sure to record your password somewhere secure.
Once you have set up your password, you can move ahead to configuring the Notify options.
The Notify tab enables you to use the Notify program to alert you when you receive a message or when someone else receives a message. You can also be alerted by alarms set in your own Calendar as well as in other peoples' Calendars. As with the Proxy feature, the other person must grant you the right to subscribe to notifications or alarms within his or her Calendar. (See "Proxy" in Chapter 8 for instructions on granting access to your Mailbox.) The Notify tab's options are shown in Figure 11.13.
Figure 11.13. You can use Notify to be alerted to other
Certificates are used to encrypt, decrypt, digitally sign, and verify messages both internally in your GroupWise system and over the Internet. The Certificates option enables you to set and manage certificates (yours and recipients) for use in GroupWise.
Your public certificate is used to sign messages and to send to others to allow them to verify your signature on the message. Certificates have two elements: a public key and a private key. From the perspective of encrypting and sending a message, once you have imported another user's public certificate, you can encrypt and send messages to that user, using the public key element from the certificate. When the other person receives the encrypted message, that
From the perspective of receiving an encrypted message, you must have already sent your certificate to the sender. That person will use his or her public key element of your certificate to encrypt the message, and you will use the private key element of your certificate to decrypt the message.
A further discussion of how to obtain a certificate file and the details of public and private keys is beyond the scope of this book.
The My Certificates dialog box, shown in Figure 11.14, enables you to obtain a certificate, import an existing certificate, or view and manage the properties of your certificate. This dialog box will show a list of your certificates.
Figure 11.14. This dialog box is where you configure your certificates to use in encryption.
You will find the following features on the My Certificates dialog box:
These options are needed for most certificate configurations.
Certificate Authorities' Certificates
Clicking the Certificate Authorities' Certificates button