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Is encryption working? [message #662] Fri, 19 January 2018 00:33 Go to next message
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Registered: July 2017
Junior Member
Can you confirm whether encryption is working on FoxTrot Pro 6.0.2?

I've gone into 'Manage Indices', selected an existing index, ticked
'Encrypt and Rebuild', entered a password and verified it and waited for
the rebuilding to complete. After that,I can still search that index and
see the results without being asked for a password. I've tried rebuilding
the index again and then restarting FoxTrot Pro, but its still searchable
without a password.

The same is true if I index a new folder and select 'Encrypt Index' from
the outset: I can see the search results and the found documents without
being asked for a password. This is with High Sierra.

Re: Is encryption working? [message #663 is a reply to message #662] Fri, 19 January 2018 09:13 Go to previous message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 385
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
Nortical wrote:

> After that,I can still search that index and
> see the results without being asked for a password.

As indicated in the dialog that is displayed when you check the encryption checkbox, the purpose is to encrypt indices that you use on iOS using FoxTrot Attaché (especially if you synchronize them using Google Drive or an external web server).
The index file is actually encrypted on your Mac, but the but the encryption password is currently remembered on macOS; so you only need it on iOS, or if move your index file to another Mac.

Jérôme - CTM Engineering

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