Some of the fundamental characteristics of SafeHouse groups are listed below.
SafeHouse groups must be created using the SafeHouse Branding Wizard.
The output from the Branding Wizard is a .BRAND file which is a private-format data file which stores the group's information.
Each group has its own unique name, serial number and administrator password.
A single SafeHouse custom Setup program can be associated with at most one group, but you can create multiple Setup programs.
A group can be associated with any number of customized Setup programs in the event you have multiple deployment scenarios.
SafeHouse groups can be associated with an administrator account at SafeHouseAdmin.com, which allows for advanced web-based administration of groups and their associated smartcards.
Group administrator passwords can be saved to SafeHouse-compatible smartcards as plain text.
Separate from the plain text smartcard features, groups can also be keyed to one or more administrator smartcards which allow sub-level administrators to perform selected tasks without needing to know the group's true administrator password.
Groups can each have their own localized administrator contact information branded into deployed SafeHouse files and any SafeHouse volumes created from those branded files. This information is displayed in SafeHouse's dialogs.
Administrators can reset the passwords for SafeHouse volumes; but only for volumes belonging to the group(s) for which the administrator is authorized.
When you define a SafeHouse group using the Branding Wizard, the output from the wizard is simply a file with a .BRAND file extension. This file holds all of the properties and attributes defined for the group except its password.
See Important Facts about .BRAND Files for more information.
NOTE: Group .BRAND files do not contain any sensitive information. There is no need to keep them private.