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Change encryption password

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Choose the following menu option to change your encryption password:

File >??CatTools database >??Change encryption password

CatTools employs industry standard RC4 encryption to ensure that the contents of your device fields are protected from prying eyes.

As an additional security measure, you can have the program ask you for a password when it is run. This limits access to the program to those who you trust with the password.

The password you provide is used to encrypt the device fields. This means that if you forget the password, you can not use the program, and you will be unable to access the device data.

When encrypted the Application and Manager will prompt you for the password on startup. The Service will open the database and run regardless of whether a password is set or not.

Resetting the password back to a blank value will stop the program from prompting you for a password.

Even with no password set, the device database is still securely encrypted.

Changing the password:

Clicking on this menu option will pop up a normal change password box, with three fields:

1. Existing password:

2. New password:

3. Confirm new password:

Enter the existing password (blank initially), then enter the new password twice.

To reset the password back to nothing, use a blank value for the new and confirm password fields.

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSWORD!

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10:55, 2 Sep 2016

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