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CCE-8462-4

Platform: win2k3Date: (C)2010-04-20   (M)2017-07-31



The "System cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer" policy should be enabled or disabled as appropriate.


Parameter: (1) 0 = Enabled | 1 = Disabled


Technical Mechanism: (1) HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Cryptography\ForceKeyProtection (2) Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\System cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer

References:

Resource IdReference
Old v4 CCE IDCCE-647
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Security Guide, version April 26, 2006Table 4.24 Security Options: System Cryptography Setting Recommendations: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer, User is prompted when the key is first used (Legacy and Enterprise), User must enter a password each time they use a key (Specialized Security)
Microsoft Online Documentationhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738035.aspx
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:org.secpod.oval:def:8487
BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0
Jericho ForumJericho Forum
HIPAA/HITECH ActHIPAA/HITECH Act
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--
ISO/IEC 27001-2005ISO/IEC 27001-2005
COBIT 4.1COBIT 4.1
GAPP (Aug 2009)GAPP (Aug 2009)
NERC CIPNERC CIP
NIST SP800-53 R3NIST SP800-53 R3 AC-6
NIST SP800-53 R3NIST SP800-53 R3 IA-5
PCIDSS v2.0PCIDSS v2.0
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--
BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0


CPE    13
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2003::gold:itanium
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2003::sp1:x86
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2003::gold:x86
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2003::sp2:x86
...
OVAL    1
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:8487
XCCDF    5
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_cip_std_ver3_Windows_2003
xccdf_nist_benchmark_Windows_server_2003
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_general_Windows_2003
xccdf_hipaa_benchmark_Windows__server_2003
...

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