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Which devices support the Sensitive Data Protection APIs?
The Sensitive Data Protection (SDP) APIs require the Knox SDK and Android M  or higher installed on your device.  To check the version of Knox on your device, go to...
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Can I use SDP for an app that is outside the Knox container?
Yes. You can use SDP for apps that are either inside or outside the Knox container.
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Do the SDP APIs support a security standard?
Yes, the Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP), a security standard for mobiles devices in an enterprise environment. The functional requirement for Data Protection, Data-At-Rest (FDP...
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What is the Sensitive Data Protection feature, in the Knox SDK
The SDP APIs let you protect sensitive data, either in a database or in a file, by encrypting the data using a cryptographic key that is based on either the device unlock password or an app...
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What is the difference between the SDP and the Knox Chamber?
SDP in the Knox SDK, the Knox Chamber, and the native email app on Samsung devices all use Sensitive Data Protection to encrypt data. The Knox Chamber is pre-installed automatically with Knox v2.4...
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When using the SDP APIs, what is the difference between the default engine and the custom engine?
The default engine uses the device unlock password to generate a cryptographic key for data encryption and decryption. The custom engine uses an app-specific password to generate the cryptographic...
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How does SDP secure the cryptographic keys used for data encryption?
With the SDP APIs, you can use either a device unlock password or an app-specific password to generate cryptographic keys for data encryption and decryption. Cryptographic keys used by Knox are...
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