Author Topic: Expired Digital id and encryption  (Read 9716 times)

Offline send2mark

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Expired Digital id and encryption
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:26:37 PM »
I found with my digital id I can encrypt folders and file on my hard drive. What would happen if I encrypted a folder and my id expires, will I still be able to have access to that folder with the new certificate?

Offline garry

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Re: Expired Digital id and encryption
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 07:27:49 AM »
Hi,

Encrypting files and folders is great.....until you lose your certificate.
When it expires it should continue to work......but don't quote me on that  :-\

Garry

Offline send2mark

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Re: Expired Digital id and encryption
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 08:39:23 AM »
If you guys have a lab setup at Comodo would you be able to test what happens when a new Certificate is issued? I have a presentation I need to give next week on Encryption to 25 people and I want to be able to give them an answer. Or if you can tell me how to manually expire my own certificate in the E-PKI manager I would be happy to test that my self.

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Re: Expired Digital id and encryption
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 11:59:16 AM »
Hi,

Our certificates that we provide via the EPKI account are for email encryption.

Encrypting files and folders is not one of the intended uses.

Also, the dates are hard coded into the certificate, so its not possible to expire one.
You could try moving the date forward on your PC to past the expiry date of the certificate.

Garry

 

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