This article refers to the Barracuda Message Archiver firmware version 5.0 or higher, and Novell® GroupWise® versions 6.5, 6.5.3, 7.0, 8.0, 2012, and 2014.
The Trusted Application Key was introduced in Novell GroupWise release 6.5 as a way of providing trusted third-party applications, such as the Barracuda Message Archiver, a method of logging into user mailboxes as a "super user" and allowing them to access the account without requiring the user password. The Trusted Application Key is generated through specialized APIs included with the third-party vendor software.
The Trusted Application Key provides access to every account in the GroupWise system. You can secure the Trusted Application Key from unauthorized use by specifying a retention flag against the Trusted Application Key. A retention flag allows the Barracuda Message Archiver to ensure 100% retention. See the Novell website for details on creating retention flags.