Overview of the Jetico Central Manager Database

The Jetico Central Manager Database stores information about computers in a company network. The information allows administrator of the Database to:

The article Computers in Jetico Central Manager Database explains in detail how information about computers from the company network can be added or removed from the Database, how they can be organized in groups and what operations for them are available in Jetico Central Manager.

Jetico Central Manager has a modular architecture and can support any number of client software. Modules for each client software are implemented independently, so Jetico Central Manager can be easily configured to manage only BCWipe on client computers, or any combination of the client software (BCWipe, BestCrypt Container Encryption, BestCrypt Volume Encryption). Read article Configuration and update of client software to get more information about that.

Administrator can create backup of Jetico Central Manager Database at any time by running command from menu in the Jetico Central Manager Console. Besides, it is possible to run backup command automatically according to some schedule. Administrator can also restore the Database from backup.

With Jetico Central Manager two-level administration of the client software in company network is possible: with Supervisor and Administrator roles. Supervisor can create Administrator account to perform all everyday administrative work. If because of some reason Administrator cannot (or must not) manage the Database anymore, Supervisor can remove Administrator account or change its credentials. Article Supervisor and Administrator of Jetico Central Manager Database describes all the related procedures in more detail.

Jetico Central Manager Database Encryption and Initialization.

Jetico Central Manager encrypts sensitive information in its database. Encryption key for the database does not appear on disk in a plain form. Instead the key is encrypted by Supervisor and Administrator (if exists) public keys. Hence, Jetico Central Manager Database engine can start to provide client computers with information from the database only when Supervisor or Administrator activates the database by entering password for the public key.

So Supervisor (Administrator) must run Jetico Central Manager Console at least once after rebooting computer to unlock the Jetico Central Manager Database. Jetico Central Manager has a residential module that monitors activation of the database. If the computer with the Jetico Central Manager Database is rebooted but the database is not activated (i.e. locked), Jetico Central Manager will show notification message in the system tray icon, like the following picture illustrates.

Database Initialize Notification

As soon as you click the notification icon, Jetico Central Manager will display dialog window for entering password for the database. After entering the password the database will be activated (unlocked) and Jetico Central Manager clients will be able to communicate with the database.

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