System cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
System Cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer
This security setting determines if users' private keys require a password to be used.
The options are:
User input is not required when new keys are stored and used
User is prompted when the key is first used
User must enter a password each time they use a key
For more information, see Public Key Infrastructure.
Default: Not defined.
Configuring this security setting
You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\
For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.
For more information, see: