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Activate inSync on user laptops

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You might want to activate inSync in the following scenarios:

  • Your organization's policy requires you to provide laptops to new hires after installing and activating required software.
  • You are replacing a lost device.
Note: You can activate inSync on Windows or Mac laptops. Users with Linux laptops must manually activate inSync Client by logging on to their laptops.

Step 1 of 2: Download the authentication key for users

To download the authentication key for users

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click Manage > Users.
  2. Select the users for whom you want to activate inSync, and then click More > Download Authkeys. The Download Authkey window appears.

    Download Authkey.png

  3. In the Replace Device list, if you want to replace a device, click the device that you want to replace.
    If you want to add a new device, click Add new device.
    If the user did not configure a device, No devices attached appears beside the user's name.
  4. Click Download Authkeys.

A file named is downloaded to your laptop. This file contains the authentication keys for the selected user. If you selected multiple users, the zip file contains multiple key files. Each key file is named as <user name>.idk.

Step 2 of 2: Activate inSync on the user laptops

Before you begin

Before you activate inSync on the user laptops, ensure that you have the most recent auth key.

Activate inSync on Windows

To activate inSync on Windows

  1. Log on to the user's laptop.
  2. Open the command line interface window.
  3. On the Command Prompt, run the following commands:
    C: cd "C:\Program Files\Druva\inSync\"
    C:\Program Files\Druva\inSync>inSyncAgent.exe 'path\to\the\userkey.idk'
Note: For Windows 64-bit, use Program Files (x86) instead of Program Files.

Activate inSync on Mac

To activate inSync on Mac

  1. Log on to the user's laptop.
  2. Download the attached file and save it to the Mac's desktop.
  3. On the Mac's Terminal, run the following command from the desktop:
Desktop$./ /absolute/path/to/the/userkey.idk
Note: In the command, always provide the absolute path of the authenticaton key. Enclose the path in double quotes if there are spaces in it.
For example, ./ "/Users/John Smith/Desktop/John Smith.idk"
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