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Introducing "Secure Delivery" - a way for link creators to control access to files after they have been downloaded via Egnyte Links. 

Until now, Egnyte had two options for file downloading when users were creating Share File Links: allowing download (regular Share Links) and not allowing it ("Preview-Only" links). With the "Secure Delivery" Beta, it is now possible to create links that allow the downloading of files in encrypted form. To access (decrypt) such a file, link recipients must install the Egnyte FileGuard client (currently available for Windows only) and confirm their identity by receiving an email to the email address the file was shared with. If at a later date, the link creator revokes access to a link for a recipient, that recipient will no longer be able to open any copies of the file they have downloaded. 

Enabling Specific Email Recipients to Include "Any Email Recipients"

A new setting has been added that enables including people who are not domain users (people that are neither Power nor Standard Users) within recipient-specific links.  To enable the setting, go to "Settings"->"General", then to the "Sharing" section and set the value of the "Specific Recipients include" parameter to "Any email recipient":




Creating Links that Allow Downloading Files Only in Encrypted Form

To create links that allow downloading files only in encrypted form, choose the "Yes, encrypted" option for "Allow downloads?":


Currently, this option can only be chosen for recipient-specific links (where "Who will have access?" is set to "Specific Recipients").

Installing Egnyte FileGuard client

Recipients will need to download and install the Egnyte FileGuard client in order to open files downloaded from links protected with encryption. Currently, the FileGuard client is only available for Microsoft Windows (Windows 10 only). Installation requires local administrator access and involves a reboot. The installer is downloadable from the dialog that appears when a recipient downloads an encrypted file via the link page.

Revoking Access to Links to Recipient-Specific Links

You can revoke access to recipient-specific links. Choose the "Manage Access" option from within the link details dialog, accessed from the Links page :


If link access is revoked for a recipient, any downloaded copies of the file shared via the link will immediately become inaccessible.

Also note that if an expiry is set for a link, once the link expires then all downloaded copies for all recipients will become inaccessible.

Uninstalling Egnyte FileGuard Client

The FileGuard client can easily be uninstalled via "Add or remove programs" accessed from the Start Menu in Windows.

In the unlikely situation that you cannot boot your machine due to a driver conflict, you can boot into Safe Mode and uninstall FileGuard. Instructions on booting into Safe Mode can be found here.

Learn more about Secure Delivery by watching a Quick Tip on Egnyte University: Secure Delivery




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