Securely Store and Share
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This guide provides instructions on how to install the VoltShare, encrypt the information prior to sharing it, and decrypt after receiving it. VoltShare is a tool that allows content to be encrypted on the fly to share with set of recipients in a way that only those recipients can decrypt it. For more information on the VoltShare, see VoltShare.
There are two options to encrypt or decrypt content with VoltShare:
- Drag and drop a file to encrypt or decrypt
- Type content directly in VoltShare
Using the instructions provided in this guide, you can install VoltShare, sign-up, encrypt the information, share it with set of users, and decrypt the information.
Step 1: Download the VoltShare application from the VoltShare Downloads page.
Step 2: Install the application as per the following guidelines:
- macOS - Drag the downloaded application to the Applications folder
- Windows - Run the downloaded installer
The following sample image shows installation on the macOS:
Note: In case of Linux, the application is pre-compiled (for Ubuntu) and ready to use.
It is required to sign-up or sign-in (in case already performed sign-up) before using the VoltShare application.
Step 1: Click
Sign-up and sign-up using an existing account as per the following guidelines:
For individual, select one of the following options:
Log in with Googleto sing-up and sign-in using your existing Google account (gmail).
Log in with GitHubto sing-up and sign-in using your existing GitHub account.
Log in with Facebookto sing-up and sign-in using your existing Facebook account.
- For enterprise team, enter your domain and login using account credentials.
Note: The email address and authentication mechanism ensures that only the owner of the account is able to decrypt content sent to that account.
Step 2: Perform verification as per the instructions displayed on the application interface. Upon successful verification, you can sign-in and perform operations such as profile update, encrypt, and decrypt information.
Note: During or after the verification, you can secure your account using functionalities such as device verification code and multi-factor authentication.
Encrypt the Information
Step 1: Log into the Voltshare application and select the
Text option. This example shows the
Text option. Type the required information and click
Note: In case you select the
Fileoption, drag and drop your file in the area indicated on the application user interface.
Step 2: Enter a name for your secret in the
Secret Name field and enter email addresses of the recipients in the
Individual users field.
Note: Optionally, select
Share with team userscheckbox to share the encrypted information with your team.
Step 3: Enter a value in the
Duration field and select one of the
Year options to set the validity period for decryption keys. Click
Note: After the expiry of the duration, the recipient will not be able to decrypt the information.
Step 4: After encryption, the application displays 2 output options. Use the options as per the following guidelines to share the encrypted information:
Copy to clipboardto share the encrypted information in a messaging channel or paste it in an email to send to the recipient.
Save As...and save the encrypted file to store this information in shared mediums such as Dropbox.
Step 5: Click
Done after you saved the encrypted information for use.
Note: Share the encrypted information with recipients and medium of your choice.
Decrypt the Information
This example assumes that the sender copied the encrypted information to clipboard and shared in a Slack channel and you are one of the intended recipients.
Step 1: Open the VoltShare application and sign-in using your account credentials.
Note: The email address you use for sign-in must match the email address specified by the sender during the encryption.
Step 2: Select
Text option in the
Encrypt/Decrypt screen and drop the received encrypted file or copy the encrypted content and click
Decrypt. This example shows copying of encrypted message received from the Slack channel.
Step 3: VoltShare decrypts and displays the content in the
Output field. Use the output options as per the following guidelines:
Copy to clipboardto store decrypted information to the clipboard. You can paste it in a file as per your choice.
Save As...and save the decrypted file to store this information in your device.
Step 5: Click
Done after you saved the decrypted information.