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System cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer - Explain text

 

Updated: November 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

User input is not required when 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

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: This policy is not defined.

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