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compressor85 New Member
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Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

It is required to enable encryption of the hard disks on the Xerox WorkCentre 5230A MFP defices in our company. However thre is no such kind option in there on all our devices.

I've tried to google this information and found out that this model supports encryption (there are even screenshoots of the front panel and exact menu items to be enambled (Encryption Data)).

 

Now I'm wondering if this is due to License limitation? Could it be that encryption must be pruchased separetely? Moreover I tried to find schedule overwriting option but didn't succeseed as well.

 

Can anybody help me with this as it is very crical and quite urgent for us

 

Many thanks in advance!

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Alphathread Valued Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

Hey,

 

Hard disk encryption is standard on these machines. Just follow the next steps.

 

Login to the System Administrator mode

Press the Machine Status button on the Control Panel.

Select the Tools tab on the Touch Screen.

Select Common Service Settings.

Select Other Settings.

Select Encryption Key for Confidential Data, and then select Change Settings.

Enter a new encryption key in the field provided.

Re-enter the new encryption key in the field provided.

Select Save.

 

It should work now.

 

Don't forget to give kudos if this works!

 

 

Cheers 

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compressor85 New Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

One Small question

 

We have an option - "Encryption Key for Confidential Data" but I thought that this is something another? As according to procedure in Xerox Manual - I have to go System Settings->Cimmon Service Settings->Data Encryption and enable encryption from there. Unfortunatelly there is no Data Encryption menu. 

 

Now question: Does "Encryption Key for Confidential Data" really encrypts hard disk (data like print queue, secure jobs etc.)?

I thought "Encryption Key for Confidential Data" stands for something another...:smileyindifferent:

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Alphathread Valued Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

Hey.

Yes, this option does encrypt the hard disk. This is the only way I know on how to do this.

cheers
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compressor85 New Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

Any other Ideas? Anybody?

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Technical Escalation User RuiC-Xerox
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

compressor85,

 

Data Encryption feature is the feature to encrypt any data to be written to the hard disk. The process is not as direct as mentioned but this is the final goal.

 

Encryption Key For Confidential Data, is the feature that, when enabling Data Encryption, allows the system administrator to create an Encryption Key For Confidential Data. The system administrator may either verify the default encryption key, or enter a new alpha-numeric string of up to 12 characters to be used by the encryption algorithm.

 

Having this in mind, please continue reading.

 

When the Data Security Kit is installed, the menu to set Data Encryption feature is added to the setting items for the administrator on the Control Panel. When setting this feature, the administrator is asked to enter an encryption key and he/she can enter any 12 alphanumeric characters. The setting becomes valid when the product is started up again. The Data Encryption feature is valid on all the data stored on the hard disk.

 

By setting data encryption, when data is written to the hard disk, the data is automatically encrypted. Here is the stepBystep:

On the Tools screen,
1. Press the [System Settings].
2. Press [Common Service Settings].
3. Press [Other Settings].
4. On the Setting screen, select the [Data Encryption].
5. Select [Change Settings].
6. Select [On].
7. Select [Keyboard], and enter a New Encryption Key of 12 characters.
8. Select [Save].
9. Select [Keyboard], and Reenter the Encryption Key.
10. Select [Save].
11. Select [Yes] to make the change.
12. Select [Yes] to Reboot.

 

Data encryption applies to:

  • Spooled print data
  • Print data including the secure print and sample print
  • Forms for the form overlay feature
  • Mailbox and job flow sheet settings (box name, passcode. etc.)
  • Documents in mailboxes
  • Address book data

I hope this helps

Please select Accept as Solution if you feel this post has helped you.
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Alphathread Valued Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't there also a option to enable this through CWIS?

 

 

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paulnevinthomas New Member
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Re: Encryption on Xerox WorkCentre 5230A

Create a self-signed certificate on the machine with CentreWare Internet Services,
and enable HTTPS. This method is used primarily for server certificates.
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