what is signing keys !??

hi guys


I am just want to understand what is PM signing keys !??

and when should we back-them-up !? after we finish the installation of Policy Manager or after we do all the configurations !??






  • Ben
    Ben Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Mohammed,


    The signing key are used to secure the communication between the Policy Manager and the managed hosts. You can back them up as soon as they are in use.


    To do that follow the instructions on page 50 of the admin guide.

  • Hi Ben
    I have read about it,
    correct me please if I am wrong

    PM has two encryption keys in order to communicate with the clients or servers, Private and public.
    PM uses public key to encrypt the messages and the client will use private key to decrypt them. so that mean when you deploy the installation, the PM will attach the private key to the installation packages. right ?

    then what about the communication between the Policy Manager and the F-Secure.com to get the updates !?
    what keys will be used !??

  • thanks a lot for your help
  • sir I have a question,


    when the PM wants to send a message to the hosts, what key it will use to encrypt this message !?




  • Ben
    Ben Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Policy Manager communicates (new policies, upgrades) with the hosts using the Admin key pair signing.

    The keys themselves are encrypted.

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