Set the priority of encryption providers

The priority of the encryption providers (PC software and Opal) can be set using the Drive Encryption Product Setting policy.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to perform this task.

You can set the encryption priority by moving the encryption provider rows up and down, as appropriate. The encryption priority determines the encryption technology applied.

Task

  1. Click MenuSystemsSystem Tree, then select a group from the System Tree.
  2. Select a system, then click ActionsAgentModify Policies on a Single System to open the Policy Assignment page for that system appears.
  3. From the Product drop-down list, select Drive Encryption 7.2. The policy categories under Drive Encryption display the system's assigned policy.
  4. Select the Product Settings policy category, then click Edit Assignments to open the Product Settings page.
  5. If the policy is inherited, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below next to Inherit from.
  6. From the Assigned Policy drop-down list, select the policy, then click Edit Policy to open the Policy Settings page.
    From this page, you can edit the selected policy, or create a new policy.
  7. On the Encryption tab, set the Encryption Provider priority by moving the encryption provider rows up and down, as appropriate. The encryption priority determines the order of encryption on the client systems.
    Note: By default, software encryption is used on both Opal and non-Opal systems in this version of Drive Encryption. To ensure that Opal technology is the preferred software encryption option, we recommend that you always set Opal as the default encryption provider by moving it to the top of the list on the Encryption Providers page. This makes sure that Opal management is used on Opal drives; non-Opal drives default to software encryption.
  8. Click Save in the Policy Settings page, then click Save in the Product Settings page.
  9. Send an agent wake-up call.