HOW TO: Enroll PGP Whole Disk Encrypted Linux Clients


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This article provides instructions on how to enroll managed Linux PGP Whole Disk Encrypted clients.

This article details the steps to perform enrollment for PGP Whole Disk Encrypted Linux clients. Beginning with version 10.x, PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides support for Linux operating systems.

You must enroll with a PGP Universal Server before you can use any PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux features in a PGP Universal Server-managed environment.

When enrollment is complete, PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux will receive policies and settings from its PGP Universal Server. It will also send information to the PGP Universal Server that can be seen by the PGP Universal administrator.

After installing PGP WDE for Linux, use the following steps to enroll the client with the PGP Universal Server. The username and passphrase in the command refer to the username and password on the LDAP server.

To enroll PGP WDE clients

  1. Open a command prompt on the Linux computer.
  2. Type pgpenroll --enroll --username "Alice Cameron" --passphrase "password2010"
  3. Press Enter.
Note: Entering a username and passphrase on the command line are optional. If you type pgpenroll --enroll, you will be prompted to enter a username and passphrase.

PGP WDE is supported on the following Linux versions:
  • Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04 (32-bit & 64-bit versions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.2 and 5.3 (32-bit versions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (64-bit versions)
Note: Linux 64-bit versions are only supported on PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.0.1 and above.