What Are Protected Folders?

What Are Protected Folders?

This article will give an overview of protected folders.
You will learn:
  1. What protected folders are?
  2. How to manage protected folders on the Admin dashboard?
  3. How to use protected folders?

What are protected folders?

Protected folders are locations within the organization where protected content can be consumed. A file will not be consumable when outside of a designated protected folder. Examples include endpoint common user folders, on-prem network drives, and cloud-based document-sharing services. 

How to manage protected folders on the Admin dashboard?

  1. Open the Anchor dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the User Roles tab. 
        
  3. Find which user role you want to edit. Hover over the three dots under 'Actions' and click on 'Edit'.                             
  4. Click on the Protected folder tab.
  5. Click on Add protected folders.
  6. Enter Path for the protected folder. Click on Add.



Using Protected Folders

  1. Within a protected folder create a new .txt file
  2. Notice an anchor sign has been added to the file. This means the file is now encrypted with the default access rules.
  3. Right-click the new file and open with WordPad. Add some content to the file and close. 
  4. Right-click and open the file with Notepad. Notice you will not have access to plain text since Notepad is not a whitelisted application.
    For more information about whitelisted applications, click here.


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